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Ana Kuharić

Applications are open till 15th of October 2017! Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Dario Kuntić, Ph.D. at dkuntic@yahoo.com

Short description of the course

During the academic year 2017/2018, winter semester, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb will organize the Autumn School on Political, Economic and Security Aspects of East Asia. The aim of this Autumn School is to provide students a broad knowledge base concerning political, economic, and security issues in various East Asian countries, namely China, Japan, South and North Korea, and Taiwan. The School will enhance the information and knowledge about political history of East Asia, its political and economic development, and regional security challenges among the students of political science and journalism. It is the first interdisciplinary school dedicated to the issues of politics, history, economy, international relations, diplomacy, and security of East Asia in Croatia. The school is offered to undergraduate and graduate students of political science and journalism.

The School shall include three modules of 20 teaching hours, each covering political history, political economy and international relations, security and diplomacy of the East Asia region. Each module shall be taught within the frame of one week (Monday to Friday) and shall be divided in 10 hours of lecture and 10 hours of discussion. Teaching schedule includes one week in October, one week in November, and one week in January.

The course is offered to undergraduate and graduate students but also to the exchange students studying at the Faculty of Political Science. The students who successfully complete the School and fulfill all requirements (60 hours of class attendance, assigned literature reading, and submitting 3 essays of 1200 words) shall be nominated for 5 ECTS points. The Course Convenors will provide literature for the students.

 

Teaching modules

The first module (23-27 October 2017) will cover the topics of political history of East Asia. The Course Convenor of this module is Dr. Dario Kuntić, Project Coordinator of the Autumn School, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

 

Topical issues covered by this module are:

  1. The Age of Western Imperialism in East Asia
  2. The Demise of the Middle Kingdom and the Birth of the People’s Republic of China
  3. The Chinese Civil War and the fate of Taiwan
  4. The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan
  5. East Asia in the Cold War

The second module (20-24 November 2017) will address the issue of international relations, security and diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific region. The Course Convenor of this module is Dr. Dario Kuntić.

Topical issues covered by this module are:

  1. The Rise of China and Security of East Asia
  2. U.S. Geostrategic Rebalance to Asia
  3. Cross-strait Relations: China, Taiwan and the United States
  4. The East and South China Seas Dispute
  5. Threat of North Korea to Regional Security

 

The third module (15-19 January 2018) will address the issue of politics and political economy of East Asia. The Course Convenor of this module is Dr. Alexander C. Tan, a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

Topical issues covered by this module are:

  1. International and Domestic Settings for Rapid Transformation of East Asia
  2. Politico-Economic Transformation in Comparative Perspective
  3. The Role of the State in Economic Transformation
  4. Getting Stuck: Political Economy of Economic Malaise
  5. Cost of Success of Political and Economic Transformation

 

 

Short biography of course convenors

 

Dr. Alexander C. Tan is a Professor of Political Science at School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Formerly, he was University Chair Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also Honorary Professor at New Zealand Defense Force Command and Staff College and non-resident Senior Fellow at China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Tan received his Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Dr. Dario Kuntić is a Project Coordinator of the Autumn School on Political and Economic Aspects of Taiwan and East Asia at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. Formerly, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Visiting Fellow at the European Centre in Taiwan, National Taiwan University. Dr. Kuntić received his Ph.D. from Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

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