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The Key Problems in Asian Studies Research

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this course we approach the sociocultural premises of foreign policy in East Asia, which often remain implicit yet invite direct inquiry. The idea of the course is a comparative analysis of both political and economic aspects of this policy through developing inductive research design and thorough qualitative research study. The course is based on the interactive principle and qualitative research methods; the students are encouraged to participate in the discussions over the key problems within world politics in the era of globalization. The assessment of the course includes a creative research portfolio and its oral presentation in the class.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The idea of the course is a comparative analysis of both political and economic aspects of the sociocultural premises of foreign policy in East Asia. Students will examine the core literature necessary for understanding of societal and political developments in relation to policies in East Asia, know key concepts and approaches in global and international relations, gain necessary skills for academic discussion, reading, and writing also doing qualitative research design
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to work with information: identify, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources for scientific and professional purposes (including with a systematic approach)
  • Is able to perform interdisciplinary interaction and cooperation with representatives of other fields of knowledge while solving research and applied tasks
  • Capable of conducting independent research, including problem analysis, setting goals and objectives, identifying the object and subject of research, choosing the mode and methods of research, and assessing its quality
  • Is able to take part in scientific polemics in oral and written form
  • Capable of extracting, selecting and structuring information from a variety of types of sources according to professional objectives
  • Is able to reflex (evaluate and rework) the learned scientific and activity methods.
  • Is able to create new theories, invent new ways and tools of professional activity.
  • Masters new research methods independently , changes the scientific and production profile of his/her activities
  • Is able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, to build a trajectory of professional development and career
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Studying Politics in East Asia: Major Problems of Research Design
  • History of the Study of the main Regions of the East Asia
  • East Asian Countries in the Theory of the international Relations
  • Geopolitics and Geostrategic method of research in modern Asian Studies
  • Studying Politics in East Asia: A Review of Contemporary Networks and Literature in the Field
  • Studying Politics in East Asia: Formulating your Research Problem
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Written presentation
  • non-blocking In-class Presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * In-class Participation + 0.25 * In-class Presentation + 0.25 * Written presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Casarini, N. (2009). Remaking Global Order : The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and Its Implications for East Asia and the United States. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=298986
  • Foot, R. (2013). China Across the Divide : The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2096372
  • Toje, A. (2017). Will China’s Rise Be Peaceful? : Security, Stability, and Legitimacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1661940

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Thornton, P. M. (2009). Crisis and Governance: Sars and the Resilience of the Chinese Body Politic. China Journal, (61), 23–48. https://doi.org/10.1086/tcj.61.20648044