Course Description

Course Name

East Asian Politics

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


This course analyzes the political economy of development in East Asia. South Korea (henceforth Korea) is the main case. After reviewing key theoretical approaches to the successful state-led development of East Asian economies since the 1950s, this course narrows its focus down on Korea. It explores how Korea has achieved dramatic economic and political development since the 1970s, faced a serious economic crisis in the late 1990s, and attempted to overcome new challenges. Utilizing the Korean case, this course will also discuss the validity of ?East Asian development model? and the political and economic paths that the East Asian economies might take in the future.


*Course content subject to change