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The Key Problems in Asian Studies Research

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

During this course it will be studied several important problems and issues of Asian Studies which are important for the better understanding of development of East Asia. 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

  • • knowledge of the basic literature required to understand social and political events in the East Asia region; • possession of key concepts and approaches in global and transnational relations; • necessary skills for academic discussion in English, reading and writing, as well as research work on the subject of the course
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to reflect (evaluate and process) mastered scientific methods and methods of activity Able to independently master new research methods, change the scientific and production profile of activities Able to improve and develop intellectual and cultural level, build a trajectory of professional development and career
  • Able to solve problems in professional and social activities, taking into account social, socio-cultural, socio-political, ethnocultural and religious differences between the peoples of Asia and Africa Able to understand and analyze scientific, political and journalistic literature on the development of Asia and Africa, including in foreign languages
  • Able to freely carry out professional and scientific communication in foreign languages Able to search for information on topical issues in Asia and and process it using modern methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis Able to independently identify the problematic field of research in the field of various aspects of the study of Asia and Africa
  • Able to formulate and substantiate proposals for joint oriental research, scientific-analytical and applied work Able to describe the problems and situations of professional activity, using the language and apparatus of Oriental studies to solve interdisciplinary scientific problems and scientific theoretical and applied problems in related professional fields
  • Able to develop complex oriental projects using modern conceptual models and research technologies of domestic and foreign oriental studies Able to use traditional and interactive methods of classroom and extracurricular work in the framework of teaching the basics of oriental studies and teaching various special oriental disciplines
  • Able to use traditional and interactive methods of classroom and extracurricular work in the framework of teaching the basics of oriental studies and teaching various special oriental disciplines Able to use traditional and interactive methods of classroom and extracurricular work in the framework of teaching the basics of oriental studies and teaching various special oriental disciplines
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course
  • Territorial disputes in Asia
  • Main features of US foreign policy in Asia. “Pivot to Asia” and its consequences
  • Are India and Japan still the Great Powers?
  • Changing in China’s international position
  • The Role of Russia in Asian region
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Group Presentation
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.5 * Essay + 0.25 * Group Presentation + 0.25 * In-class Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Damayanti, A. (2018). US Pivot and Stability in the Asia Pacific Region. https://doi.org/10.20473/jgs.9.1.2015.63-80
  • Heritage, A. V. aut. (2020). Order, Contestation and Ontological Security-Seeking in the South China Sea by Anisa Heritage, Pak K. Lee.
  • Perwita, A. A. B., & Tertia, J. (2018). India-Japan Maritime Security Cooperation in Indo-Pacific: Creating a Maritime Power Nexus in Balancing China (2012-2017). https://doi.org/10.19166/verity.v10i19.1306
  • Vassilieva, A., & Akaha, T. (2014). Russia and East Asia : Informal and Gradual Integration. Routledge.
  • Will China’s rise be peaceful? Security, stability, and legitimacy edited by Asle Toje. (2018).

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Baylis, J. (DE-588)139834338, (DE-627)613794974, (DE-576)160207436, aut. (2011). The globalization of world politics an introduction to international relations John Baylis; Steve Smith; Patricia Owens.