SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMaster Program in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, First Year
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



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).




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  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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  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.




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  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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  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).




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  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



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. Participation in seminar (45%)

  2. A 3000 words essay related to the Middle East conflict (50%).

  3. Attendenance (5%).

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

  5. 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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