Course Information
Course title
Seminar on East Asia News 
Semester
105-1 
Designated for
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM  
Instructor
GUO,CHONG-LUN 
Curriculum Number
JOUR5012 
Curriculum Identity Number
342 U1230 
Class
 
Credits
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Thursday 2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
Remarks
Restriction: juniors and beyond
The upper limit of the number of students: 25.
The upper limit of the number of non-majors: 5. 
 
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Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
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Course Description

東亞新聞專題 課程大綱
East Asia in News

Chenlung Kuo

Week 1(9/22): Introduction

Week 2(9/29): North East Asia New Security Alliance ( an Asian NATO?)
Japan’s push for a new security policy
South Korea adopting THAAD system
Australian security cooperation with Washington
US pivot to Asia
News Event: missile defense in North East Asia

Week 3(10/6): South China Sea
Claims by all sides
Race to build up an island
The arbitration on the July 12th
United ASEAN against China?
Taiwan’s position
News Event: tension among China, Vietnam and the Philippines

Week 4(10/13): North Korea
Can the North Korean regime sustainable?
US North Korean policy
China’s blood alliance with North Korea
Six-way talk and its failure
North Korea nuclear and missile capability
News Event: North Korean nuclear test

Week 5(10/20): China and the United States, rival eventually?
Thucydides Trap
John Mearsheimer vs. Hugh White
“Pacific Ocean is big enough for both us”
G2 and Strategic and Economic Dialogue
News Event: the last Summit between Xi and Obama

Week 6(10/27): Global Challenges to the region
Financial and economic crisis after 2008
Global terrorism, from al Qaeda to ISIL
China’s growth slowing down and its impacts
News Event: G20

Week 7(11/3): China’s development and its limits
A new model, outside of market economy and liberal economy?
One belt, one road
The ruling of Xi and the anti-corruption campaign
News Event: the power consolidation of Xi before the 19th party congress

Week 8(11/10): TPP, the new beginning or a premature birth
The negotiation of TPP
TPP as the economic pivot of the US
Everyone abandoning the TPP during the presidential election
Can the lamb duck president get it passed?
The competing trade group, RCEP
News Event: President Obama’s last push for TPP in December

Week 9(11/17): Taiwan’s new president and her new policy
The politics of Taiwan and its election
DPP status quo vs. new and independent country
China factor: stalemate or U-turn
Tsai’s US and Japan policy
Taiwan’s economy

Week 10(11/24): China and Japan
Historical issues and disagreement
Shangri/ Daiyu islands
Japan concern on the treat of China
Japan redefines its security alliance with the US

Week 11(12/1): Russia, a European power, or an Asian country?
Ukraine invasion and the western economic sanction
Russia-China new alliance
Russian Eastern policy
News event: the visit of Putin to Japan

Week 12(12/8): ASEAN and the region
Burma: democracy consolidated?
Thailand: the King and his council
Malaysia: the scandal of the Prime Minister and the opposition
Singapore: after the Lee Family

Week 13(12/15): Debate 1 economic and security dilemma
Non-zero sum economic dependence and zero-sum security dilemma
Economic competition as a source of tension?


Week 14(12/22): Debate 2 Merits of democracy and how to achieve it
Democracy, a desirable goal?
Democratic transformation, bargain and the cost
Democracy and international pressure

Week 15(12/29): Debate 3 Who are going to dominate East Asia in 2050?
The emerging China
The rejuvenated America
Neither of them can dominate, the new order 

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