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Yong-Chool Ha
JSIS 484
Seattle Campus

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Class description

. This course is designed to collect, introduce and critically review various ideas for regional cooperation and integration in East and Northeast Asia and to suggest fresh ways for understanding the nature of issues related to community building in the region. The premise of the course is that the complexities involved in community building in the region can be properly understood only by both synthesizing and going beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries and existing analytical models in order to fashion an approach that does not simply apply theories derived from Western experiences to contemporary Asia

Student learning goals

The goals of the course are to raise broad questions and conduct discussion related to the following: 1) a critical review of the past ideas.

2) the identification of distinctive regional features which have not received appropriate attention and the exploration of possibilities for different conceptualizations.

3) to understand distinctive international orientations at cognitive and psychological levels, especially those that developed from colonialism and late industrialization in the countries of the region

4) to explore the international implications of the social and political developmental patterns in the region

5)to examine new practical ideas for community building

General method of instruction

lecture and discussion, Each student will be assigned weekly readings, the gists of which will be distributed to the rest of the class for discussion.

Recommended preparation

General knowledge about Asia and East Asia will be sufficient.

Class assignments and grading

weekly reading, class discussion and research paper and hpothesis relating East Asian regionalism.

1) attendance (15%)

2) class participation(15%) 3) two hypotheses(30%) 4) one research design(40%)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yong-Chool Ha
Date: 11/07/2012