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ERIC Number: EJ1149149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Pedagogical Approaches and Strategies for Teaching Asia
Chau, Donovan C.
International Research and Review, v4 n1 p23-28 Fall 2014
Asia today is the center of tremendous growth. With the continued rise of China and the influential roles of Japan and South Korea in international affairs, it is no wonder that the 21st century has been dubbed the Asian century. Outside of these influential political actors, one also see the growing political significance of Southeast Asia in world affairs, led by the city-state of Singapore and by Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim state. While there is much to be hopeful for across the region, potential conflicts are also latent, from disputed islands off the eastern shores of the Asian continent to the unresolved strategic challenge on the Korean Peninsula. Asia, truly, is a central region of international affairs today, politically and militarily. California State University, San Bernardino offers three major courses related to Asian cultures and one elective, "East Asian Politics" (PSCI 305). The course is one of the elective political science courses within the subfield of comparative politics. It has been taught three times at CSUSB, with approximately 35 students per course. Approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, including history, geography, and politics, the seminar offers an introductory overview of East Asian politics, focusing on significant countries in the region, analyzing domestic and foreign politics, and examining the policies and actions of nation-states within the region. Countries of study include Japan, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. This article provides an overview of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Japan; Indonesia; China; Taiwan; Singapore; North Korea; South Korea; Malaysia; Thailand; Philippines; Vietnam; California (San Bernardino)
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