SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentProgram(master level) Program(undergraduate level)
Course NameRegional Integration and EU-Asia Relations
InstructorSU CHO-HSIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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Week



Topic



Readings



1



Class introduction



 



2



Regional Integration: Theory



 



3



Regional Integration: Practice



 



4



Discovering East Asia



Guest lecture



Brennan, L. and P. Murray (2015). Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives. Routledge.



5



East Asian Economy



Guest lecture



Kenderdine, T. (2018). “Death of the East Asian Goose and the Rise of China’s Geoindustrial Policy”. In Journal of Chinese Political Science, 23: 437-453; Harvie, C., D. Narjoko and S. Oum (2015). Economic Integration in East Asia: Production Networks and Snall and Medium Enterprises. Routledge.



6



East Asian Politics



Guest lecture



Hsieh, F.-S. (2017). “Cross-Strait Relations in the Aftermath of Taiwan’s 2016 Elections”. In Journal of Chinese Political Science, 22 (1): 1-15; Wajjwalku, S., Ho, K. C. and Yoshida, O. (ed.) (2016). Advancing the Regional Commons in the New East Asia. Routledge; Virginie, G. (2015). “The Kim Dynasty and the North-East Asian Security: Breaking the Cycle of Crises”. In North Korean Review, 11 (2): 25-44.



7



Regionalism and regionalization in East Asia



Field trip visit



Dent, C. (2016). East Asian Regionalism. 2nd ed. Routledge.



8



The Historical Overview of the European Integration



Wallace, H., Pollack, Mark A. and Young, Alasdair R. (eds) (2015) Policy-making in the European Union, 7th edition, Oxford University Press.



9



EU Multilevel Governance



Guest lecture



Hooghe, L. and G. Marks. (2001) Multi-Level Governance and European Integration. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.



10



The nature and the policy-making system of the EU foreign policy



Guest lecture



Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014) The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan.



11



EU Normative Power and the Brussels Effect



Guest lecture



Neuman, M. (2019). Democracy Promotion and the Normative Power Europe Framework. Switzerland: Springer; Björkdahl, A. et al. (ed.) (2015). Importing EU Norms: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings. Switzerland: Springer; Bradford, A. (2020). The Brussels Effect. How the European Union Rules the World. Oxford University Press.



12



EU and China: the Belt and Road Initiative



Guest lecture



Vangeli, A. (2017) ‘China’s Engagement with the Sixteen Countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe under the Belt and Road Initiative’, China & World Economy, 25 (5): 101-124.



13



EU and Asia: trade and investment relations



Field trip visit



Wu, C.-H. and Gaenssmantel, F. (ed.) (2020) Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU-Asia Trade and Investment Relations. New York: Routledge.



14



Post-pandemics EU-Asia Relations



Guest lecture



 



15



Final presentation and debate on chosen topic



 



16



Final presentation and debate on chosen topic



 



17



Final presentation and debate on chosen topic



 



18



Final presentation and debate on chosen topic



 




 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

In each class, there will be lecture-giving and Q&A time, where students’ active participations are expected. On the final weeks, students are required to present a chosen topic in interregional studies with theoretical analysis and sound viewpoint. The topic could range from general structural comparative study (e.g. regional institutional design, regional historical development, etc.) to specific policy area comparative study (e.g. financial regionalism, refugee management, counter terrorism cooperation, etc.).


Textbook & Reference

Björkdahl, A., Chaban, N., Leslie, J. and Masselot, A. (ed.) (2015). Importing EU Norms: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings. Springer.



Bradford, A. (2020). The Brussels Effect. How the European Union Rules the World. Oxford University Press.



Brennan, L. and P. Murray (2015). Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives. Routledge.



Dent, C. (2016). East Asian Regionalism. 2nd ed. Routledge.



García, I. J. M. (2017). “Interregionalism in Transnational Interest Networks: Euro-Asian Civil Society and the EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement”. In Globalizations, 14 (4): 563-577.



Harvie, C., D. Narjoko and S. Oum (2015). Economic Integration in East Asia: Production Networks and Snall and Medium Enterprises. Routledge.



Hooghe, L. and G. Marks. (2001) Multi-Level Governance and European Integration. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.



Hsieh, F.-S. (2017). “Cross-Strait Relations in the Aftermath of Taiwan’s 2016 Elections”. In Journal of Chinese Political Science, 22 (1): 1-15.



Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T. (2014) The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan.



Neuman, M. (2019). Democracy Promotion and the Normative Power Europe Framework. Switzerland: Springer.



Pencea, S. (2017). “A Look into the Complexities of the One Belt, One Road Strategy”. In Global Economic Observer, 5 (1): 142-158.



Vangeli, A. (2017) ‘China’s Engagement with the Sixteen Countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe under the Belt and Road Initiative’, China & World Economy, 25 (5): 101-124.



Virginie, G. (2015). “The Kim Dynasty and the North-East Asian Security: Breaking the Cycle of Crises”. In North Korean Review, 11 (2): 25-44.



Wajjwalku, S., Ho, K. C. and Yoshida, O. (ed.) (2016). Advancing the Regional Commons in the New East Asia. Routledge.



Wallace, H., Pollack, Mark A. and Young, Alasdair R. (eds) (2015) Policy-making in the European Union, 7th edition, Oxford University Press.



Wu, C.-H. and Gaenssmantel, F. (ed.) (2020) Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU-Asia Trade and Investment Relations. New York: Routledge.


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