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ASIA IN TODAY'S WORLD

Study Guide

Rubén Campos 
Programmes coordinator at Club de Madrid

 

T.1 INTRODUCTION. ASIA PACIFIC AS AN EMERGIN ACTOR IN THE 21st CENTURY 

  • Historical relevance of the Asia Pacific Region
  • Indian and China as two new super powers
  • Heterogeneity of Asia Pacific
  • Geopolitical implications of the re-emergence of the region

 

T.2. SOUTH ASIA

  • Key elements to understand the region: geographical, identity, religion, culture
  • The colonial experience and the partition
  • India and Pakistan as independent countries during the Cold War

 

T.3. SOUTH ASIA (II)

  • India and Pakistan in the 21st Century
  • National Political Developments in India and Pakistan
  • Narendra Modi’s politics and prospectives for India future

 

T.4. SOUTH EAST ASIA (I)

  • Introduction to the region: diversity and interdependence
  • Decolonization and process of national construction
  • The regional development and the significance of ASEAN
  • The economic miracle of the Asian Tigers

 

T.5. SOUTH EAST ASIA (II)

  • National analysis of South East Asian countries: the triumph of Soft Authoritarism
  • Islam in Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Myanmar and the paradox of Aung San Suu Kyi

 

T.6. CENTRAL ASIA

  • The historical background and the Soviet years
  • The difficult path from independence to sovereignity
  • Kyrgyzstan, the challenges of the democratic example of the region

 

T.7. JAPAN AND THE KOREAN PENINSULA 

  • The Meiji Years: from isolation to imperialism
  • The Post War experience: economic resurgence and democracy
  • National politics and regional challenges

 

T.8. JAPAN AND THE KOREAN PENINSULA

  • The Korean War and the partition
  • The different paths of the two Koreas
  • Current nuclear proliferation risks

 

T.9. CHINA (I)

T.10. CHINA (II)