SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentInternational Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, First Year International Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Second Year
Course NameAsia Security in the Global Context
InstructorLIU FU-KUO
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

  • Introduction: Global security and challenges

  • Global security: multi-dimensional security challenges

  • Post-Cold War Power Structure in Asia

  • Transformation of Asian Geo-politics: the rise of China

  • The Uncertain United States to Asia: Leadership Challenged

  • Security Structure Cracking: New challenges of US-Japan Security Alliance

  • Geo-politics in Northeast Asia:

    • China-Japan rapprochement

    • Japan-Korea complicate relation

    • Taiwan Political Transformation and the Cross-strait Relations



  • The Nature of Southeast Asian Security

  • Southeast Asian Security: Moving into a Regional Security Community

  • Maritime Security in the region

  • The South China Sea: US-China Strategic Contest

  • Global rivalry: Indo-Pacific strategy vs. Belt and Road Initiative

  • Conclusion: Taiwan in Asia Security


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

to be confirmed


Requirement/Grading

1. Attendance (30%)



2. Term paper (40%)



3. Group presentation (20%)



4. Course discussion (10%)



 


Textbook & Reference

Acharya, Amitav. (2002), Regionalism and multilateralism: essays on cooperative security in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore: Times Academic Press.



Acharya, Amitav and Evelyn Goh, eds., (2007), Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Competition, Congruence, and Transformation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.



“ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific,” (2019), ASEAN Secretariat, https://asean.org/storage/2019/06/ASEAN-Outlook-on-the-Indo-Pacific_FINAL_22062019.pdf



Ayson, Robert and Desmond Ball, eds., (2006), Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific. Canberra: Allen & Unwin Academic.http://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Security-East-Asia-Efficiency/dp/0804749795/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222225137&sr=1-5



Bateman, Sam and Joshua Ho. Eds. (2012), Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: Implications for Regional Security, Oxford: Routledge



Bush, Richard C. (2005), Untying the Knot: Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait. Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press.



Bush, Richard C. (2010), The Perils of Proximity: China-Japan Security Relations. Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press.



Buszynski, Leszek and Christopher B. Roberts, (2015), The South China Sea Maritime Dispute Political, Legal and Regional Perspectives, London: Routledge.



Calder, Kent E., and Francis Fukuyama (eds.), (2008), East Asian Multilateralism: Prospects for Regional Stability. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.



Clad, James, Sean M. McDonald, and Bruce Vaughn, (eds.), (2011). The Borderlands of Southeast Asia. Washington D.C.: Institute for national Strategic Studies, National Defense University.



Ghiasy, Richard. Fei Su, and Lora Saalma, (2018), “The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Security implications for ways forward for the European Union,” Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/2018-09/the-21st-century-maritime-silk-road.pdf



         Gupta, Amit. Ed., (2008), Strategic Stability in Asia. London: Ashgate.



Hoadley, Stephen. (2006), Asian Security Reassessed. Singapore: ISEAS.



“Indo - Pacific Strategy Report: Preparedness, Partnerships, and Promoting a Networked Region,” (2019), Department of Defense, https://media.defense.gov/2019/Jul/01/2002152311/-1/-1/1/DEPARTMENT-OF-DEFENSE-INDO-PACIFIC-STRATEGY-REPORT-2019.PDF



Ikenberry, G. John, and Michael Mastanduno (eds.), (2003), International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific. New York: Columbia University Press.



Kang, David. (2017), American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.



Medeiros, Evan S., et al., (2008), Pacific Currents: The Response of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China’s Rise. Santa Monica: RAND Corporation.



Pavin Chachavalpongpun, (2014), Entering Uncharted Waters? ASEAN and the South China Sea. Singapore: ISEAS.



Pempel, T.J. ed., (2013), The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia, Oxford: Routledge.



Sutter, Robert. (2008), Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War. New York: Rowman& Littlefield Publishers, Inc.



Raine, Sarah and Christian Le Miere, (2013), Regional Disorder: the South China Sea Disputes. London: International Institute for Strategic Studies.



Wu, Shicun and Keyuan Zou, (2009), Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional Implications and International Cooperation. London: Ashgate.


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