102年第2學期-6286 區域研究專題：東南亞區域研究 課程資訊
|Class partacipation, small write-up, paper presentation, the reading and note summery report and the term paper||100|
The Course designs to provide graduate students an thorough understanding of the complexity of this strategically important area, and of China, as well as other major players, in their strategic interests and policy prospects toward this region. As China gains strategic advantage in Southeast Asia, what would be the response of ASEAN in this particular regards, and, moreover, what are the implications to the US( particularly since 2011 when the US self-proclamed its povit to the Asia-pacific), Japan, and other concerned parties as well. Those are also important issues deserved to be explored in the future.
Southeast Asia is a region of strategic sensitivity because of the intersection of the interest several major powers there- the U.S., China and Japan. Among them, China’s situation is very different and important, as Southeast Asia is a vital neighboring area which must not be controlled by hostile regimes, and preferably should be rule by states that acknowledge China’s historical superiority and current prominence.
The course designs to provide students an engaging introductory look at the history, culture, and politics of this intriguing region. It also provides student an introductory background for understanding China’s ASEAN policy in the beginning of this century, in the hope of answering the question of whether or not the PRC is a threat to Southeast Asia in the long run.
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-1. Neher, Clark D., Southeast Asia in the New International Era(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999)
-2. Michael R.J. Vatikiotis, Political Change in Southeast Asia: Trimming the Banyan Tree, (London and New York: Routledge, 1996).
-3. Gungwu Wang, China and Southeast Asia: Myths, Threats and Culture, (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1989).
-4. Robert G. Sutter, China’s Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils, (NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
-5. Donald E. Weatherbee, International Relations is Southeast Asia: the Struggle for Autonomy, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Published, 2005).
-6. Amitav Acharya, Constructing A Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and Problem of Regional Order, (New York: Routledge, 2001).