GEN2015 - Regional Security in Northeast Asia
|先修單元:||GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education|
In the post-Cold War era, the region has been undergoing a major shift in the balance of power while struggling with the legacies of the Cold War. With a rising China, a more assertive Japan, a potentially nuclear-armed North Korea and two divided nations- Korea and China, Northeast Asia is growing in importance in global economy, security, and major power relations in the 21st century. The aim of this module is to explore major geopolitical and security issues in Northeast Asia. It focuses on the analysis of both issues to regional peace and stability and opportunities for regional cooperation.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
- examine the historical and geopolitical context of Northeast Asia since the Cold War era
- identify key security policy challenges and opportunities in Northeast Asia
- assess the applicability of various concepts and theoretical traditions to explain concrete security developments in Japan, China, Taiwan and the two Koreas, together with the US as a major external actor
- explore the theoretical implications or significance of historical and contemporary Northeast Asian security developments