Dr. Linda Groff
POL 371/01--Spring 1996
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA 90747 USA

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS OF
EAST ASIA:
JAPAN, CHINA (PRC), TAIWAN, HONG KONG, S. KOREA, N. KOREA

Part I: Brief Introduction/Overview of East Asia

Part II: Brief Historical Background and Cultural Characteristics of Japan and China

Read:

Examination on Parts I & II:

Book Report on Kenrick, Where Communism Works:

Part III: The History, Economic Development, and Government and Politics of Japan and China

Read:

Examination on Part III

Part IV: Group Projects--with each group researching and representing a different country in E. Asia--in a written research paper; oral reports; & a class simulation (Part V). Countries are:

Use of Internet and World Wide Web for Added Research on Each Country

Group Project (Group Research Paper and Oral Reports) on Different Topics Related to One's Country, as follows:

Part V: Simulation Between East Asian Countries on Their Regional Future

Focus of simulation is discussion of the above issues, as they pertain to each country's interests and to the future of the region. Each country begins the simulation with an opening statement, noting their key concerns about the region & their relations with other countries in the region; also what they can offer other countries, as well as what they need from other countries. See to what extent countries of the region have key areas of common ground that they can agree upon or not. Write up a final group report, with conclusions, on what you found in terms of policy areas where cooperation is possible, as well as issues requiring further negotiations in future over remaining differences.

Simulation: Final Agreements Reached Between the Six Countries of E. Asia

(Japan, China/PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and North Korea) During In-Class Simulation, Spring 1996 Semester, Involving Regional, as well as Bilateral and Trilateral Negotiations.

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS: READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS

PART I:

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ASSIGNMENTS:

PART II:

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ASSIGNMENTS:

PART III:

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