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Political Economy of East Asia

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'The objective of this course is to examine the relationship between political movements, government institutions and economic development trajectories in the world's most economically dynamic region, East Asia. The central focus will be on China, Japan and two Koreas, with an ancillary emphasis placed on other developing economies within East Asia. The earlier part of the course will focus on a historical examination of regional political evolution and relevant economic trends. The latter segment will place particular emphasis on the contemporary East Asian experience with neoliberal globalization.'