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The International Relations of East Asia

- From the Pacific War to the Rise of China

The course provides a basic knowledge of the key issues in East Asia's international relations and addresses the key concepts needed to understand these relationships. The course addresses the relations between Japan, the Korean Peninsula, China, and also the United States, which, with its military presence and alliances, plays a role in the region. The course deals with key key concepts used in the study of international relations and also addresses the theoretical contexts that the key concepts originate from. The key concepts are then used to understand and explain the geopolitical development of the region from the end of the Pacific War that took place during World War II until today. The course places particular emphasis on the role of history in the region's contemporary relations. China's political and economic upswing and its influence on the neighboring countries are addressed in the course as well as how the United States and its system of regional alliances have continued to define and influence the region.

Course syllabus in English
Kursplan på svenska

Application code: LU-19601
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Course code: CÖSB10
Credits: 7.5 ECTS credits

Cycle: First Cycle 
Language of instruction: English

Study venue: Lund
Rate of study: Full time (100%)
Teaching hours: Daytime
Study period: 2019-10-02 – 2019-10-31

Entry requirements: To be eligible to the course, students must meet the general admission requirements and have completed higher education studies worth 30 credits. Oral and written proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement.

Application code for fall semester 2019: LU-19601

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se