SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class of Department of Arabic Language and Culture Senior Class of Department of Arabic Language and Culture
Course NameTopics on Conflicts of the Middle East
InstructorCHANG CHING-AN
Credit2.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



(9/11)



Introduction




  1. Sorli, Mirham E., Gleditsch, N. P., and Strand, H. (2005) ‘Why Is There So Much Conflict in the Middle East?’ Journal of Conflict Resolution, 49: 1.

  2. Mather, Y. (2014) ‘The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and Current,’ Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 42: 3.




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  2. lecture



 



 



2



4



Theoretical debates



2



(9/18)



Conflict theory (1)




  1. Bartos, O. J. and Wehr, P. (2002) Using Conflict Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Ch. 1-3).



        1. preview



        2. lecture



        3. seminar



2



4



3



(9/25)



Conflict theory (2)




  1. Long, W. J. and Brecke, P. (2003) War and Reconciliation: Reason and Emotion in Conflict Resolution, Massachusetts: The MIT Press (Ch. 1).

  2. Matyok, T., Senehi, J. and Byrne, S. eds. (2011) Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Education (Ch. 1).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



4



(10/2)



Clash of civilization vs. Orientalism




  1. Hauk, E. and Muller, H. (2015) ‘Cultural Leaders and the Clash of Civilizations,’ Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59: 3.

  2. Media Education Foundation (2005) Edward Said: The Myth of ‘the Clash of Civilizations.’




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



Historical context of the conflicts



5



(10/9)



Colonialism




  1. Choueiri, Y. M. ed. (2005) A Companion to the History of the Middle East, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing (Ch. 13).

  2. Hardy, Roger (2017) The poisoned well: empire and its legacy in the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Epilogue).

  3. Stop Blaming Colonial Borders for the Middle.




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



6



(10/16)



World War 1




  1. Ulrichsen, K. C. (2014) The First World War in the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Ch. 7).

  2. Jacobs, M. F. (2014) ‘World War 1: A War (and Peace?) for the Middle East,’ Diplomatic History, 38: 4.




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



7



(10/23)



World War 2




  1. Cleveland, William L. and Bunton, Martin (2009) A History of the Modern Middle East, , Boulder: Westview (p. 191, 201-204, 211-213, 228-230, 233-234, 261-267)




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



8



(10/30)



Cold War




  1. Khalidi, R. (2009) Sowing Crisis: The COld War and American Dominance in the Middle East, Boston: Beacon Press (Intro.).

  2. Barrett, R. C. (2007) The Greater Middle East and the Cold War: US Foreign Policy Under Eisenhower and Kennedy, London: I.B. TAURIS (Ch. 6).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



9



(11/6)



Midterm



none



Exam.



 



 



Major wars and conflict in the Middle East



10



(11/13)



1948 Palestine-Israel




  1. Milton-Edwards and Hinchcliffe, P. (2001) Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945, New York: Routledge (Ch. 2).

  2. A Companion to the History of the Middle East (Ch. 14).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



11



(11/20)



1956 Suez crisis




  1. Varble, D. (2003) The Suez Crisis 1956, Oxford: Osprey Publishing (p.7-14, p.21-72, p. 91-92).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



12



(11/27)



1967 Six-day war




  1. Oren, M. B. (2002) Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Making of the Modern Middle East, New York: Oxford University Press ( p.1-32, 305-327).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



13



(12/4)



1973 October war




  1. Sindawi, K. and Kahana, E. (2015) The Yom Kippur War: The Successes of Israeli Intelligence, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 28: 4.

  2. Siniver, A. (2013) The Yom Kippur War: Politics, Legacy, Diplomacy, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Ch. 1).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



14



(12/11)



1979 Islamic revolution




  1. Abrahamian, E. (2008) A History of Modern Iran, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Ch. 6).

  2. Arjomand, S. A. (1988) The Turban for the Grown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Ch. 5 & 6).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



15



(12/18)



Gulf-war (1): Iran-Iraq war 1980-1988




  1. Donovan, J. (2011) The Iran-Iraq War: Antecedents and conflict escalation, London: Routledge (Ch. 1, 2, 6).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



2



4



16



(12/25)



Gulf war (2): Iraq vs. Kuwait 1990




  1. Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 (Ch. 8).

  2. Long, J. M. (2004) Saddam’s War of Words: Politics, Religions, and the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, Austin: University of Texas Press (Ch.2 & 3).




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  2. lecture




  1. seminar



2



4



17



(1/1)



Founding day of the Republic of China


          No readings!            No class!

2



4



18



(1/8)



Essay



none



The students should hand in their essay this week.



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

  1. Midterm exam (20%)

  2. Participation in seminar (30%).

  3. A 2000 words essay related to the Middle East conflict (45%).

  4. Attendenance (5%)



Notes:



         1. Plagiarism will be given zero marks for the course.



         2. If the exam is not taken on the day of the exam, the student will receive only 80% of the result achieved.


Textbook & Reference

  1. Abrahamian, E. (2008) A History of Modern Iran, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  2. Arjomand, S. A. (1988) The Turban for the Grown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  3. Barrett, R. C. (2007) The Greater Middle East and the Cold War: US Foreign Policy Under Eisenhower and Kennedy, London: I.B. TAURIS.

  4. Bartos, O. J. and Wehr, P. (2002) Using Conflict Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  5. Choueiri, Y. M. ed. (2005) A Companion to the History of the Middle East, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

  6. Cleveland, William L. and Bunton, Martin (2009) A History of the Modern Middle East, , Boulder: Westview.

  7. Colin, J. (2018) ‘A Crude History of the Great War,’ History Today.

  8. Donovan, J. (2011) The Iran-Iraq War: Antecedents and conflict escalation, London: Routledge.

  9. Hauk, E. and Muller, H. (2015) ‘Cultural Leaders and the Clash of Civilizations,’ Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59: 3.

  10. Hunwick, J., Seesemann, R. and Vikor, K. (2006) Islam and Colonialism: Intellectual Responses of Muslims of Northern Nigeria to British Colonial Rule, Leiden: Koninklijke Bill NV.

  11. Jacobs, M. F. (2014) ‘World War 1: A War (and Peace?) for the Middle East,’ Diplomatic History, 38: 4.

  12. Khalidi, R. (2009) Sowing Crisis: The COld War and American Dominance in the Middle East, Boston: Beacon Press.

  13. Long, J. M. (2004) Saddam’s War of Words: Politics, Religions, and the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, Austin: University of Texas Press.

  14. Long, W. J. and Brecke, P. (2003) War and Reconciliation: Reason and Emotion in Conflict Resolution, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

  15. Mather, Y. (2014) ‘The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and Current,’ Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 42: 3.

  16. Matyok, T., Senehi, J. and Byrne, S. eds. (2011) Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

  17. Media Education Foundation (2005) Edward Said: The Myth of ‘the Clash of Civilizations.’

  18. Milton-Edwards and Hinchcliffe, P. (2001) Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945, New York: Routledge.

  19. Oren, M. B. (2002) Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Making of the Modern Middle East, New York: Oxford University Press.

  20. Ritchie, N. and Rogers, P. (2007) The Political Road to War with Iraq: Bush, 9/11 and the drive to overthrow Saddam, London: Routledge.

  21. Sindawi, K. and Kahana, E. (2015) The Yom Kippur War: The Successes of Israeli Intelligence, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 28: 4.

  22. Siniver, A. (2013) The Yom Kippur War: Politics, Legacy, Diplomacy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  23. Sorli, Mirham E., Gleditsch, N. P., and Strand, H. (2005) ‘Why Is There So Much Conflict in the Middle East?’ Journal of Conflict Resolution, 49: 1.

  24. Ulrichsen, K. C. (2014) The First World War in the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  25. Varble, D. (2003) The Suez Crisis 1956, Oxford: Osprey Publishing.


Urls about Course
1. Aljazeera, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2007/09/200852519252884626.html 2. Crisis Group, https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa 3. Global Issues, www.globalissues.org/article/119/the-middle-east-conflict-a-brief-background 4. Independent, https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/middle-east-conflict
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