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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2007

ANS 361 • China and the New Asian Region

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30525 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
JES A217A
Liu, X.

Course Description

The new Asian region has five parts: East Asia (China and Northeast Asia), Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Russia. While the U.S. sustains a favored military presence and is the stringest force, it is no longer a hegemonic power. There is no region-wide organization, though ASEAN, ARF, "ASEAN plus Three", SAARC, and SCO are growing in importance. The home of all developing world's "tigers" continues to advance economically, if unevenly. It holds the world's largest democracy (India) and the largest one-party authoritarian regime (China). It is riddled with ethnic and territorial conflicts. It experienced colonialism first-hand through the mid-20th century. And it remains a key arena of global politics.

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the U.S. has taken the lead in the campaign against international terrorism in Asia. The anti-terror war has been supported by most Asian nations and the war has changed the geopolitical map in Asia. We will explore China's foreign policy reasoning in light of these regional characteristics, and consider implications for US-China relations.

Grading Policy

Three 5-6 page essays One-term paper (12-15 pages) students must respond to instructor's comments on draft regarding argument, structure, and mechanics

Texts

TBA

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