Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
ASIA WORKSHOP （Michio Umegaki,Keiko Okawa）
Semester : 2009 Fall
1. Objectives/Teaching method
The main theme of this course is to offer a framework, by way of lectures and discussions among the participants, for critically examine policy issues of our time in the East Asian context. The participants do not need to be Asia "specialists," but are expected to be strongly committed to revising their "conventional" thinkings on policy matters such as pandemics, the environmental issues, regional integration and the like.
2. Materials/Reading List
For those who are new to the field of Asian studies, we recommend to start with the annual World Bank Report, available (PDF) through Internet. Check the World Bank website. Our suggestion is that you familiarize yourself with all sorts "statitistical" representations of East Asia. Of course, each annual report comes with the substantial text comments.
#2 Asia as a History: Viewed from North and Southeast Asia
#3 Asian Security Regime
#4 Asian Conflict: A view from Korea
#5 Beyond Major and Minor Powers
#6 Transformation of A Nation: The Case of Thailand
#7 Transformation of Rural Asia
#8 Transforming Rural Population: the case of China
#9 HIV: a Curse of the Century?
#10 A Human Security Perspective
#11 Environment Counts
#13 Asia as one or Asia as many
4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.
Given the novelty of this joint "distant-learning" course, many of the "requirements" for the credit hing upon the size of student participation. Minimum requirement, however, is a final 5-page essay which reflects the participant’s grasp of the lectures and the changing awareness of where Asia is in your his/her mind before and after the major portion of the lecture series.
5. Special Note
6. Prerequisit / Related courses
7. Conditions to take this course
8. Relation with past courses
9. Course URL
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