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EASTASN 94: The Rise of China in World Affairs (EASTASN 294)

This course examines the impact and implications of the rise of China in contemporary world politics from a historical and international relations perspective. It reviews China's halting progress into the international system, sketches the evolution of PRC foreign policy since 1949, and analyzes China's developmental priorities and domestic political context as they figure into Beijing's interactions with the world. It sketches American policy toward the PRC, and it assesses alternative approaches to dealing with China on such issues as arms and nuclear proliferation, regional security arrangements, international trade and investment, human rights, environmental problems, and the Taiwan and Tibet questions.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Miller, A. (PI)

EASTASN 95: Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications (EASTASN 295)

This course addresses the key factors behind Korea's accelerated growth over the past 50 years. Existing Western theories cannot fully explain Korea's economic and business development, because these theories were established under a different political, economic, and social system. This course focuses on the fundamental driving forces behind Korea's success, many of which continue to be neglected in ongoing studies. This course aims to introduce a new framework that presents strategic implications that are more appropriate for Korea; review the fundamental background of Korea's growth in detail and apply this new framework to better explain Korea's success; and evaluate Korea as a case study to provide useful guidelines for other countries.
Last offered: Autumn 2015

EASTASN 97: The International Relations of Asia since World War II (EASTASN 297)

Asian international relations since World War II were dominated by the efforts of the newly independent nation-states of Asia, almost all of which had been colonies before the war, to establish and maintain sovereignty in a context of American and Soviet competition for influence in the region. This course traces the major developments of the period, including the Chinese civil war, the U.S. occupation of Japan, the division of Korea and the Korean War, the South and Southeast Asian independence struggles, the American and Soviet alliance systems, the Vietnam War, the strategic realignments that led to the end of the Cold War in Asia, the emergence of Central Asia, and the legacy of issues that the period has posed for the region today.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Miller, A. (PI)

EASTASN 105: Digital China: Using computational methods to illuminate society, politics, and history (EASTASN 205)

Any scholar in the humanities and social sciences who studies China would face a wealth of spatial, temporal, and textual data that is beyond any person's capability to digest in a lifetime. What makes the task all the more daunting is the data's variety, which ranges from historical gazetteers and maps to the news, images, and social media posts of our time. This unprecedented volume of information can, however, also be considered a sealed treasure trove that, once opened, has the potential to illuminate past and present in ways hitherto thought closed for lack of practical methods to give the findings shape and meaning. A major purpose of this course is to present some of these methods and see how they can be applied to various questions that arise in the humanities and social sciences. Note that although the course's title is "Digital China," its methods are also applicable to other non-Western countries. Students whose research interest lies in, say, Southeast Asia or Africa are welcome.nThe course has two components: seminar and workshop. The seminar begins with data collection, is followed by data analysis, and will conclude with data visualization. Data collection covers data types, sources, and structure. Data analysis covers spatial analysis, textual analysis, temporal analysis, and network analysis. Data visualization covers cartography and graphing. Also to be examined in the seminar are research projects that have recently emerged in digital form. We explore whether students can turn some of them, perhaps along a slightly different or narrower path, into research ventures of their own. nnWorkshops, which will run alongside seminars, are intended to provide instruction and hands-on guidance on some essential digital techniques. Instruction covers four areas: (1) database (PostgreSQL) and SQL; (2) web scraping and API data collection (using python); (3) spatial digitizing and geocoding (using ArcGIS); (4) textual analysis and visualization (using Google Bigquery, python, Tensorflow, and ArcGIS). Hands-on guidance should give each student the skills to design a digital project that relates to her or his area of specialization.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Chang, C. (PI)

EASTASN 117: Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia (EASTASN 217)

China, Japan, and both Koreas. Healthcare economics as applied to East Asian health policy, including economic development, population aging, infectious disease outbreaks (SARS, avian flu), social health insurance, health service delivery, payment incentives, competition, workforce policy, pharmaceutical industry, and regulation. No prior knowledge of economics or healthcare required.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

EASTASN 120E: East Asian Internets (EASTASN 220E)

This course examines the social, cultural, aesthetic, and political dimensions of internet culture in China, Japan, and the two Koreas. Working with web texts, social media, streaming music and video, and film and fiction engaging with online culture, we will trace the social impact of networked life in East Asia over the last three decades.
Last offered: Spring 2014

EASTASN 143: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution (EASTASN 243)

This course is an introduction to the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Once a poor, insecure autocracy, today Taiwan has been transformed into a prosperous and stable liberal democracy, albeit one whose long-term security remains imperiled by the rising power of the People's Republic of China. We will draw on concepts and theories from political science to explore distinct aspects of this ongoing political evolution, including the transition to and consolidation of democracy, origins and trajectory of economic and social development, sources of Taiwanese nationalism, security of the Taiwanese state and its relationship to the PRC and the United States, parties and elections, and public policy processes and challenges.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

EASTASN 151: Innovation-Based Economic Growth: Silicon Valley and Japan (EASTASN 251, IPS 225)

Innovation is essential for the growth of a matured economy. An important reason for Japan's economic stagnation over the past two decades was its failure to transform its economic system from one suited for catch-up growth to one that supports innovation-based economic growth. This course examines the institutional factors that support innovation-based economic growth and explores policies that may encourage innovation-based growth in Japan. The course is a part of a bigger policy implementation project that aims to examine the institutional foundations of innovation-based economic growth, to suggest government policies that encourage innovation-based growth in Japan, and to help implement such policies. The central part of the course will be several group research projects conducted by the students. Each student research project evaluates a concrete innovation policy idea. Each student research group is to report the findings to the class and prepare the final paper.
Last offered: Spring 2015

EASTASN 153: Japan & the World: Innovation, Economic Growth, Globalization, and Int'l Security Challenges (EASTASN 253, ECON 120, POLISCI 115E)

This course introduces students to the economy, politics, and international relations of contemporary Japan. The course puts a particular emphasis on several emerging issues in Japan including innovation and economic dynamism, Japan's contributions to international peace and cooperation, and Japan's response to international economic and geopolitical challenges. The course will invite several guest instructors, each of whom is an expert on at least one of the issues that Japan faces today, to give lectures in addition to the main instructors. The guest lecturers will also be available outside of the classroom for further discussion during their stays at Stanford.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5

EASTASN 162: Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present (EASTASN 262)

This seminar will assess the evolving response of the late imperial, early Republican, Nanjing Republic, and the PRC regimes in response to China's changing international setting, to successive revolutions in warfare, and to fundamental economic, social and demographic trends domestically from the 16th century to present. It will assess the capacities of each successive Chinese state to extract resources from society and economy and to mobilize people behind national purposes, to elaborate centralized institutions to pursue national priorities, to marshal military forces for national defense and police forces to sustain domestic order, and to generate popular identities loyal to national authority.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Miller, A. (PI)
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