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課程名稱
亞太政治導論
Introduction to the Politics of the Asia-Pacific 
開課學期
106-1 
授課對象
社會科學院  政治學系  
授課教師
魏德榮 
課號
PS4632 
課程識別碼
302E53200 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三6,7(13:20~15:10) 
上課地點
社科403 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
總人數上限:70人
外系人數限制:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1061PS4632_ 
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課程概述

In September 2016, Taiwan’s government launched the “New Southbound Policy” initiative to enhance cooperation with eighteen countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australasia with the aim of reducing its dependence on mainland China. In the context of the “New Southbound Policy,” it is important for Taiwan to enhance its understanding of the region, particularly beyond mainland China and East Asian neighbours such as Japan and Korea. The first part of the course (covering 9 classes) will focus on the international politics of the region, exploring how the Asia-Pacific has evolved in the context of the struggle against colonialism, the Cold War, the post-Cold War period, and the rise of China. The second part of the course (covering 4 classes) will be based on student presentations on the domestic politics of the countries in the region. Topics will be agreed between the instructor and the students.  

課程目標
By the end of the course, students will have:

(1) A broad understanding of the Asia-Pacific region and how it related to Taiwan;
(2) An awareness and ability to discuss both the history and contemporary politics of the Asia-Pacific;
(3) The ability to read academic texts in English;
(4) Oral and written communication skills in the English language.


 
課程要求
Students are expected to arrive for class on time and actively participate in class discussion. The use of mobile phones in class is not permitted.
The final grade will be determined as follows:
10% attendance and class participation
20% class tests (up to 3 per semester, date to be notified one week in advance)
30% group presentation
40% final exam

 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Case, William. 2013. Politics in Southeast Asia: Democracy or Less. London: Routledge.
Charlton, Sue Ellen M. 2009. Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan. 3rd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press
 
指定閱讀
Yahuda, Michael. 2011. The International Politics of the Asia Pacific. 3rd edition. London: Routledge.


Reading by Week
Week 1 (13 September): Introduction

Week 2 (20 September): Defining the Asia Pacific
Yahuda, Introduction

Week 3 (27 September): The Cold War and Independence Struggles (1945-1954)
Yuhuda, Ch. 1

Week 4 (4 October): Mid-Autumn Festival

Week 5 (11 October): Bipolarity (1954-1970)
Yuhuda, Ch. 2

Week 6 (18 October): Tripolarity (1971-1989)
Yuhuda, Ch. 3

Week 7 (25 October): The United States and the Asia Pacific
Yuhuda, Ch. 4

Week 8 (1 November): China and the Asia Pacific
Yuhuda, Ch. 6

Week 9 (8 November): From Unipolarity to Multipolarity
Yuhuda, Ch. 8

Week 10 (15 November): NTU Anniversary

Week 11 (22 November): The United States Post-Cold War
Yuhuda, Ch. 9

Week 12 (29 November): Rising China
Yuhuda, Ch. 10

Week 13 (6 December): Northeast Asia
(student presentations)

Week 14 (13 December): Southeast Asia
(student presentations)

Week 15 (20 December): Southeast Asia/Australasia
(student presentations)

Week 16 (27 December): South Asia
(student presentations)

Week 17 (3 January): Wrap up/exam revision

Week 18 (10 January): Final Exam
 
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