2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

POSC 33603 International Relations of East Asia

This course serves as an introduction to the international relations (IR) of East Asia. We will begin with an introduction to Asia's distinct historical and cultural traditions and review some of the commonalities that can be drawn across states in the region. Next, we will focus on some of the key actors in Asia - China, Japan, North and South Korea - examining how they interact with each other as well as how they engage other important actors such as the US. Finally, we will examine economic development, institutions, and security concerns as they relate to the strategic interests of the region and individual states.