POLS 050. International Relations of East Asia (IR)


After the Cold War's conclusion, East Asia emerged as a geopoliltical hotspot rife with tension and conflict. The course investigates how regional identity, U.S. presence, historical trauma, nationalism, cultural diversity, and the rise of China shapes the region's security landscape, institutional architecture and international political economy. Students will be expected to draw connections betwen theory and contemporary examples drawing on historical and culturally sensitive perspectives.
Social Science.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL - Paired
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


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