Course Description

Course Name

International Relations of East Asia

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Intro to International Relations

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course examines the nature of international relations in East Asia. Particular attention will be devoted to the positions occupied by Japan and China in the context of the Cold War, as well as to their interactions both with the other regional actors, the two Superpowers and Europe. The analysis of the factors which were generated during the phase of bipolarism will facilitate the identification of continuity and discontinuity lines in the light of globalization.
Topics will include: (1) the historical development of international relations in East Asia since the mid 19th century, (2) WWII and its legacy, (3) domestic institutions and foreign policy outcomes, (4) regional security issues, (5) regional economic relations, and (6) the implications of these issues for the United States.

*Course content subject to change