Course Information
Course title
Seminar on Political Economy of East Asia 
Designated for
VARIOUS PROGRAM  Program for East Asian Studies  
Curriculum Number
Curriculum Identity Number
Monday 3,4(10:20~12:10) 
Restriction: juniors and beyond
The upper limit of the number of students: 40.
The upper limit of the number of non-majors: 30. 
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Course introduction video
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

The subject of this course is to introduce East Asia as an integral whole and its political and economic foundation. For the aforementioned purpose, this course is divided into five parts. The first part is an introduction of the developmental state model, Japan and the Asian tigers pioneer in achieving successful industrialization in the second half of the 20th century with one session covering the comparison between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. The second part discusses the late development of Southeast Asia, which benefit greatly from the pioneers of Northeast Asian developmental states. The third part discuss the reemergence of China and its influence on a number of “late” late developing nations in the continental Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam and Myanmar. The last part discusses trade and financial linkages among sovereign units in the region and how these units cooperate with each other on these two aspects. The last part proceeds through student presentation to cover the two city states and two transitional economies that are not discussed in previous sessions. 

Course Objective
This course trains students to get acquainted with principle of political economy. Students are expected to develop knowledge about the development of East Asia and the dynamics of political economy in the course of East Asia’s development. It is aimed to build up macro perspective on the future of the region’s development and economic integration. 
Course Requirement
1. Class discussion: 15%
2. Final examination: 50%
3. Group report (class presentation) 35%

*Class discussion is evaluated on an individual basis. Every strike counts.

Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
Office Hours
Note: Office Hours: 2:30-3:30 pm, Thur. 
Designated reading
1. Frederic C. Deyo eds., The Political Economy of the New Asian Industrialism, Ithaca: Cornell University, 1987
2. Garry Rodan, Kevin Hewison, and Richard Robison, eds., The political economy of South-East Asia : markets, power and contestation, South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : : Oxford University Press, 2006
3. Christopher Dent, East Asian Regionalism, London: Routledge, 2008
Week 1
2/22  Introduction 
Week 2
3/1  Peace Memorial Day 
Week 3
3/8  Theoretic Perspective on Economic Backwardness and East Asian Development 
Week 4
3/15  Developmental State and Neoliberal State 
Week 5
3/22  Flying Geese and Dependent Development  
Week 6
3/29  State Capitalism and China’s Reemergence 
Week 7
4/5  Spring Break 
Week 8
4/12  Malaysia: Export-led Industrialization for Bumiputera 
Week 9
4/19  Mid-Term Exam: No Class 
Week 10
4/26   Indonesia: A Case for or against Resource Curse 
Week 11
5/3  Philippines: Development without State 
Week 12
5/10  Thailand: Development under Bureaucratic Policy 
Week 13
5/17  Vietnam: Market Leninism or State Capitalism 
Week 14
5/24  Myanmar: Growing with Khaki Capital 
Week 15
5/31  Sino-Japanese Competition for Leadership: Monetary Cooperation and Infrastructure Buildup  
Week 16
6/7  ASEAN Economic Community 
Week 17
6/14  Dragan Boat Festival 
Week 18
6/21  Final exam