SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentJunior Class of Department of Diplomacy
Course NameInternational Relations in Northeast Asia
InstructorLIOU TO-HAI
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteA、International Relations、International Studie、Intro : International Relations、Intro to International Relations、Introduction to International Relations、Introduction to World Politics、N/A,Comparative Government and Politices、Comparative Government and Politics、Comparative Governments、Comparative Politices、History of Chinese Political Thought
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Group debate (12 groups: China vs. US, Taiwan vs. South Korea, Japan vs. Russia, Mongolia vs. North Korea, ASEAN and Northeast Asia, Northeast Asia and USMCA) and cross-fire Q&A.



Format: 1) goals, 2) means, 3) policy contents & priorities, 4) implementation and evaluation, 5) implications.



individual paper presentation and written paper (this paper is supposed to be related to your group affiliation. If you are in the China group, you may write a paper on Sino-North Korea relations from the Chinese perspective. The length is no more than 5000 words but with notes.)



Students are required to prepare for group debate, individual paper oral presentation and written paper. As a result, in addition to attending lectures every week, they have to prepare for group debate themselves and group meetings at least two hours weekly in the first half of course. Then, they need to prepare for their individual oral presentation and written papers at least two hours weekly in the second half of course, in particular after the mid term exam.



Lec 1: Introduction : Research Skills How to do research on Northeast Asia

Lec 2: A Historical Overview: Cold War and International Relations of Northeast Asia, 1945-1989.



William T. Tow, Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations: Seeking Convergent Security, Cambridge University Press, 2001.



McGrew, Anthony and Cristopher Brook (eds) Asia-Pacific in the New World Order, London: Routledge, 1998.



Friedrichs, Jörg. "East Asian Regional Security," Asian Survey,52. 4 (Jul/Aug 2012): 754-776.



Lec 3: Post-Cold War International Relations in Northeast Asia



Simon Duke, "Northeast Asia and Regional Security," Journal of East Asian Affairs, Vol.IX, No. 2, Summer/Fall 1995, pp. 323-384.



Judith F. Kornberg, "Comprehensive Engagement: New Frameworks for Sino-American Relations," Journal of East Asian Affairs, Winter/Spring 1996, Vol.X, No.1, pp. 13-44.



Lec 4: International Relations of Northeast Asia in 21st Century



Kent E. Calder, “The New Face of Northeast Asia,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2001, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 106-122.



Art, Robert. The United States and the Rise of China: Implications for the Long Haul Political Science Quarterly125. 3 (Fall 2010): 359-391,358.

Lec 5: Group Debate- China vs. US



Major Powers and Northeast Asia --- China.



Arvind Subramanian,The Inevitable Superpower: Why China's Dominance Is a Sure Thing,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, No. 5 (Sep/Oct 2011): 66-78.



Salvatore Babones, “The Middling Kingdom: The Hype and the Reality of China's Rise,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, No. 5 (Sep/Oct 2011): 79-88.



To-hai Liou, 2007, " Asia’s Response to China’s FTA Strategy: Implications for Asian Economic Integration," Journal of East Asian Affairs, Spring/Summer, pp. 195-232.



Alexandre Mansourov, “China-Russia Relations: Can "Bamboo and Pine Trees" Grow Together?,” in Satup Limaye ed.Asia’s Bilateral Relations, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), 2004



Xiao, Ren, “Korea’s New Administration and Challenges for China's Relations with the Korean Peninsula,”Asian Perspective32. 2 (2008): 173-183.



Cheng Qian and Xiaohui Wu, “The Art of China's Mediation during the Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula,” Asian Affairs, an American Review, Washington: Summer 2009. Vol. 36, Iss. 2; pp. 79-96.



Major Powers and Northeast Asia --- United States



Frank Langdon, “American Northeast Asian Strategy,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 74, No. 2, Summer 2001, pp. 167-184.



George Gilboy and Eric Heginbotham, "Getting Realism: U.S. Asia (and China) Policy Reconceived," The National Interest, Vol., fall 2002, pp. 99-109.



Mr. George Ward, Economic Officer in American Institute in Taiwan



François Godement, “The United States and Asia in 2010,” Asian Survey51. 1, Jan/Feb 2011: 5-17.



Hillary Clinton, “



America's Pacific Century,” Foreign Policy, 189 (Nov 2011): 56-63.



Condoleezza Rice, “Rethinking the National Interest: American Realism for a New World,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2008,



http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20080701faessay87401-p0/condoleezza-rice/rethinking-the-national-interest.html



Lec 6: Group Debate-Japan vs. Russia



Major Powers and Northeast Asia --- Japan.



Snyder, Scott, Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations,” Pacific Affairs, 84. 3 (Sep 2011): 543-545.



Yul Sohn, “Japan's New Regionalism: China Shock, Values, and the East Asian Community,” Asian Survey, May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, Iss. 3; pp. 497–519.



Akio Watanabe, " The Past and Future of the Japan-U.S. Alliance," Japan Review of International Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 3, fall 2001, pp. 171-188.



Satoshi Morimoto, "Missile Defense and Japan’s Security," Japan Review of International Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 3, fall 2001, pp. 222-235.



Major Powers and Northeast Asia --- Japan.



John H. Mller, “Russia-Japan Relations: Prisoners of History,” in Satup Limaye ed.Asia’s Bilateral Relations, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), 2004



http://www.apcss.org/Publications/SAS/AsiaBilateralRelations/Japan-Russia%20Relations%20Miller.pdf



Reilly, James, The Making of Northeast Asia/Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations ,” Journal of East Asian Studies12.1 (Jan-Apr 2012): 143-148.



Mike M Mochizuki. (2007). “Japan's shifting strategy toward the rise of ChinaJournal of Strategic Studies. ”Asia Survey: Aug 2007. Vol. 30, Iss. 4/5; p. 739



Cooney, Kevin J; Scarbrough, Alex, “Japan and South Korea: Can These Two Nations Work Together? Asian Affairs, an American Review35. 3 (Fall 2008): 173-192.



Izumi Hajime. “Dealing with North Korea: Time for Japan to Reengage,” Japan Echo. Tokyo: Feb 2008. Vol. 35, Iss. 1; pg. 36



Christopher W. Hughes, The Political Economy of Japanese Sanctions towards North Korea: Domestic Coalitions and International Systemic Pressures,” Pacific Affairs, Fall 2006: Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 455-481.



Andrew O'Neil and James Manicom, “Sino-Japanese Strategic Relations: Will Rivalry Lead to Confrontation?’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 63(2), 2009, pp. 213-232.



Major Powers and Northeast Asia --- USSR/Russia



Park, Chang Kyoo; Tan, Er-Win; Govindasamy, Geetha, The Revival of Russia's Role on the Korean Peninsula,” Asian Perspective37.1 (Jan-Mar 2013): 125-147.



Blank, Stephen; Kim, Younkyoo, Restarting the Six-Party Talks: Russia's Dilemmas and Current Perspectives,” Korea Observer43.2 (Summer 2012): 253-277.



Dmitry V. Efremenko, New Russian Government’s Foreign Policy towards East Asia and the Pacific,” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 77-102.



Paradorn Rangsimaporn, “Russian perceptions and policies in a multipolar East Asia under Yeltsin and Putin,” International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Oxford: May 2009. Vol. 9, Iss. 2; pp. 207-244.



Tubilewicz, Czeslaw, The Future of China-Russia Relations: Asia in the New Millenium,” Pacific Affairs,84. 2 (Jun 2011): 345-346.



Lec 7: Group Debate- Taiwan vs. South Korea



To-hai Liou, 2016, “Taiwan's Role in the Enhancing Asia-Europe Economic Interactions,The Current Issues of Economic and Social Integration in Hungary and Taiwan, Proceedings of the Scientific Conference of Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences, pp. 32-44.



To-hai Liou, 2011, “Chapter 6 Cross-Taiwan Straits Economic Relations and the ECFA,” in Kevin G. Cai (ed.) Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations since 1979: Policy Adjustment and Institutional Change Across the Straits, World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 155-185. http://www.worldscibooks.com/socialsci/7435.html



South Korea and Major Powers



Lynn, Hyung Gu, “KOREA AT THE CENTER: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia,” Pacific Affairs, 80.4 (Winter 2007/2008): 681-683.



Se Hyun Ahn. Framing Energy Security Between Russia and South Korea?: Progress, Problems, and Prospects,” Asian Survey. Berkeley: May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, Iss. 3; pp. 591-615.



Jong-yun Bae. South Korean Strategic Thinking toward North Korea: The Evolution of the Engagement Policy and Its Impact upon U.S.-ROK Relations,”Asian Survey. Berkeley: Mar/Apr 2010. Vol. 50, Iss. 2; pp. 335-355.



South Korea and Major Powers



Mark E. Manyin, “South Korea-U.S. Economic Relations: Cooperation, Friction, and Future Prospects”



http://www.nautilus.org/DPRKBriefingBook/southkorea/CRS_ROK-US_economic_relations_2004-7.pdf



To-hai Liou, “U.S.-South Korea Relations under Kim Dae-jung and Beyond,” Tamkang Journal of International Affairs淡江國際究期刊, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2005. pp. 51-87. http://www2.tku.edu.tw/~ti/Journal/9-2/922.pdf#search=%22US-South%20Korean%20relations%20under%20Kim%20Dae-jung%2C%20Tamkang%20Journal%20of%20International%20Affairs%22



Dukgeun Ahn, FTA Policy and Strategy of Korea,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol. 15, 2010, pp. 39-66.



To-hai Liou, “South Korea's FTA Strategy under Roh Moo-hyun,Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol. 9, 2008, pp. 177-212.



Lec 8: Mid term



Lec 9: Group Debate- Mongolia vs. North Korea



North Korea and Major Powers



Bruce Klingner, Deny, Deceive, and Delay - North Korea’s Nuclear Negotiating Strategy,” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 1–24. http://www.inss.re.kr/app/board/view.act;jsessionid=B72834B89B14787D9F31DCAF37BEF013?metaCode=en_m_pub&boardId=a57b3ef8b2bff73bb9e00084&pkey=1



Min Yong Lee, Unveiling North Korea’s Crisis Provocations: A Garrison State Hypothesis Revisited,” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 103-136.



Yoshinori Takeda, “Putin's foreign policy toward North Korea,” International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Oxford: Aug 2006. Vol. 6, Iss. 2; pp. 189-207.



Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland, “Sanctioning North Korea: The Political Economy of Denuclearization and Proliferation,” Asian Survey: May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, Iss. 3; pp. 539-569.



Lee, Dong Sun, “A Nuclear North Korea and the Stability of East Asia: a tsunami on the horizon?,” Australian Journal of International Affairs, 2007, Vol. 61, Issue 4, 436-454



Il-Young Jeong, Solving The Security Dilemma Between North Korea And Japan,” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, Volume 26, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 137-161.



To-hai Liou, " North Korea’s Diplomatic Strategies in the Post-Cold War Era: Fishing in the Troubled Water," International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2001, pp. 79-103.



Victor Cha, “Japan’s Engagement Dilemmas with North Korea,” Asian Survey, July-August 2001, Vol. XLI, No. 4, pp. 549-563.



Sebastian Harnisch, “U.S.-North Korean Relations under the Bush Administration: From Slow Go to No Go’,” Asian Survey, November-December 2002, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 856 -- 882.



Lec 10: Group Debate- ASEAN and Northeast Asia



To-hai Liou, 2013, “India’s Approach to Asian Economic Integration,” Chapter 7, The Rise of India印度崛起, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, pp. 154-186.



To-hai Liou, 2016,The Evolution of Australia-South Korea FTA Negotiations,” The Journal of International Relations, No. XXXXII, pp. 65-92.



Lec 11: Northeast Asia and USMCA



Lec 12: Individual Oral Presentation (20 minutes for each presenter, ten minutes for each presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A) Presentation Dates Names Topics



Lec 13: Oral presentation: 



Lec 14: Oral presentation



Lec 15: Oral presentation



Lec 16: Oral presentation



Lec 17: Oral presentation



Lec 18: Oral presentation



References



Periodicals: Asian Survey the University of California Press: http://www.ucpress.edu/journals/as/);Pacific Affairs (UBC)The Pacific Review Routledge);Journal of East Asian Affairshttp://www.inss.re.kr/app/board/list.act?metaCode=en_m_pub&pkey=3&kp=1&pubYear=; Asian Perspective( http://ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr/ifes/ifes/eng/publication/02_journal_view.asp?bookNO=70&page=1)



International Journal of Korean Unification Studies (Korea Institute for National Unification: http://www.kinu.or.kr/eng/kinu/data/journal.asp); Korea and World Affairs; Korean Journal of International Studies; Korea Observer; International Security; Survival International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS, http://www.iiss.org; Korean Journal of Defense Analysis ; Japan Review of International Affairs (The Japan Institute of International Affairs); International Relations of the Asia-Pacific; International Journalhttp://www.ciia.org/ij.htm; International Affairs The Royal Institute of International Affairs; The Washington QuarterlyCenter for Strategic and International Studies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Foreign Affairs; Orbis; Foreign PolicyFar Eastern Affairshttp://www.eastview.com/evpj/evjournals_new.asp?editionid=504; International Affairs http://www.eastview.com/evpj/evjournals_years.asp?editionid=512, The voice of Russia's Foreign Ministry.



Newspaper



The China Daily http://www.chinadaily.com.cn



http://www.atimes.com/



http://www.renminbao.com/



The Korea Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr



The Korea Herald http://www.koreahearld.co.kr/



Chosun Daily News http://www.chosun.co.kr/



Donga Daily News http://english.donga.com/



Joong Ang Daily News http://english.joins.com/



Mainichi http://www.mainichi.co.jp/english



Asahi shimbun http://www.asahi.com/english/enews/enews.html



Yomiuri shimbun http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/index-e.htm



The Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp



Nikkei Asian Review: https://asia.nikkei.com/



Sankei Web http://www.sankei.co.jp/



Magazines: Far Eastern Economic Review; Echo; Economist; Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/



Selected Websites:



USA: NAPSNet Daily Report: http://www.nautilus.org/napsnet/dr/index.html



Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies: http://www.apcss.org/Publications



Center for Strategic & international Studies: www.csis.org



Pacific Forum www.csis.org/pacfor.



Asia-Pacific Defense Forum www.pacom.mil/forum/forum.ht



PRC:



Global Times Daily: http://www.globaltimes.cn



Asia Times: http://www.atimes.com/



Japan: Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.nttls.co.jp/infomofa/ http://www.mofa.go.jp/



http://www.jetro.go.jp/



Russia: Inside Russia Today www.russiatoday.com



South Korea: National Intelligence Service http://www.nis.go.kr/



KIDA (Korea Institute for Defense Analysis) http://home.kida.re.kr



Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.mofat.go.kr/main/top.html



Ministry of Finance and Economy http://www.mofe.go.kr



Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy http://www.mocie.go.kr/



Korea International Cooperation Agency http://www.koica.or.kr/


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Requirement/Grading

Grade will be based upon 1. Mid-term exam (30%); 2. Group debate (20%); 3. individual paper presentation (20%); 4. written paper (20%) (Paper is supposed to be related to your group affiliation. If you are in China group, you may write a paper on Sino-North Korea relations from the Chinese perspective.) plus 5. class performance and participation(10%).



Group setup: China group; South Korea group; Japan group ; Taiwan group; US group; Russia group; Mongolia group; North Korea group; ASEAN; USMCA 



Format: 1) goals, 2) means, 3) policy contents & priorities, 4) implementation and evaluation, 5) implications.



 


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