AU: 3.0
Programme: PPGA(HSS)

The unit will enable students to analyse different interpretations of political development in Asia; understand the role of the US in shaping Asia into a hegemonic order; grasp the basic features of the Japanese model of the developmental state and its influence in East Asia; understand the key features of China's political reform and its rising economic and strategic influence; to evaluate the fragile political development of Southeast Asian states; understand the fundamental effects of the 1997 financial crisis in Asia; and evaluate the character and prospects of Asian regionalism at economic, political and security levels.