SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentInternational Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, First Year International Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Second Year
Course NameAsia-Pacific Regional Development
InstructorWU DER-YUAN
Course TypeRequired
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be recruited from Year 2 (or above) doctoral students

Help administrate class meetings and preparation of materials, coordinate or practice given weekly topics and facility operation. 


1.     In-class participations: 20%

2.     Two rounds of two reading summary/critical reports and presentations: 30% (Due by 7am of the presenting day, Late Penalty: 1 deducted from total per day)

3.     Final paper: 50% (written paper (15-20 pages)40%+outline presentation 10%)

Due on Jan. 12, 2018. (Late paper marked down 1 of total grade per day late)

Textbook & Reference

David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda eds. 2014 International Relations of Asia 

Pye, Lucian W. 1985 Asian Power and Politics,

Beeson, Mark 2014 Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Pekkanen, Ravenhill and Foot eds. 2014 The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia 

Wallerstein, I. et al. 1996 Open the Social Sciences

Wendt, A. 1998 Social Theory of International Politics

Abrams, Philip 1982 Historical Sociology

Calder, Kent E. and Min Ye 2010 The Making of Northeast Asia

Sam-Sang Jo 2015 “The Blind Men, the Elephant, and Regional Order in

Northeast Asia: Towards a New Conceptualization” Japanese Journal of Political Science, Vol. 16, No. 4 (December): 507-31.

Woo-Cumings, Meredith ed. 1999 The Developmental State

Pempel, T.J. 2011 “Japan Dealing with Global Forces: Multilateralism, Regionalism, Bilateralism” in D.H. Claes and C.H. Knutsen eds. Governing the Global Economy (Routledge)

Moon, Chung-in and Dae-yeob Yoon, 2011“Industrial Policy in an Integrated World Economy: South Korean Paradox” in D.H. Claes and C.H. Knutsen eds. Governing the Global Economy 

Wade, Robert. 2003. Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization, Introduction

Oh, John Kie-Chiang,  2015“Adaptations in Korea: Confucianism, Democracy and Economic Development” in John F.S. Hsieh ed. Confucian Culture and Democracy (CCD), pp. 85-110.

Er, Lam Peng 2015“the Politics of Confucianism and Asian Values in Singapore” in CCD,

Bellows, Thomas J. “Confucianism and Pluralism in a Meritocratic Society: the Singapore Case” in CCD, pp. 131-60.

Cheng, Joseph Y.S. 2015“Confucian Values and Democratic Governance in Hong Kong” in CCD, pp. 161-96.

Kohli, Atul 2004 State-Directed Development

Kohli, A. 2009 Democracy and development in India

Kuhonta, E.M. 2011 Institutional Imperative: Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

Acharya, Amitav 2012 The Making of Southeast Asia

Acharya, Amitav 2014 Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia

Nee, Victor and S. Opper 2012 Capitalism from Below

Hsu, Sze-chien 2016, “A Tale of two Party-States: Comparing Authoritarianism across the Taiwan Strait” in Guoguang Wu and Helen Lansdowne eds. China’s Transition from Communism: New Perspectives

Wu, Guoguang 2015 “Protests against Prosperity: The Recurring Chinese Dilemma of Economic Achievement vs. Political Discontent” Modern China Studies 22 (2): 47-71

Pye, Lucian W. 1990 “China: Erratic State, Frustrated Society” Foreign Affairs 69 (4) Fall

Steinfeld, Edward S. Playing Our Game

Wu, Der-yuan, 2005 “Canada and Global Diffusion of `One China’” in Andre Lecours ed. New Institutionalism: Theory and Analysis.

Wu, Der-yuan, 2008 “Maintaining Status Quo across the Taiwan Strait: A Constructivist/Institutionalist Perspective” Issues & Studies, 44 (1): 33-69.

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