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DSPO 2385A - East Asian Geopolitics & International Polititics

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

East Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan and the Koreas) is among the most dynamic regions on the planet. It is a major hub of globalization, and it is rapidly becoming the world's economic center of gravity. With this course, students will learn about geopolitics at the regional scale as well as about the struggle for leadership in East Asia. Focus will then be set at world scale: how does East Asia fit into globalization and what is its relationship with other great world powers? The first part of the course will deal with the geography and history of East Asia, then with demographics and sociology and a special emphasis shall be put on the diversity of political systems and economic strategies in the region as well as security challenges. The second part of the course aims at studying bilateral relations between East Asia and other regions of the world – such as Europe, America and Africa – mainly through political, economic and security angles.


CHOUX, Guillaume J. (Professeur certifié)

Required reading

PRESCOTT Anne, East Asia in the World: An Introduction, Abingdon: Routledge, 2015, 300 p

Additional required reading

  • GOLUB Philip S., East Asia's Reemergence, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, 216 pp
  • LIPMAN Jonathan N., MOLONY Barbara A., ROBINSON Michael A., Modern East Asia: An Integrated History, London: Pearson, 2011, 480 p