Universität Wien FIND

140340 SE SE IE - VM5 - VM6 Transdisziplinäre Entwicklungsforschung: (2012W)

Von Kolonialismus und Nationalismus zu regionaler Zusammenarbeit: Ostasien seit 1850

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 11.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 18.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 25.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 08.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 15.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 22.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 29.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 06.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 10.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 17.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Donnerstag 24.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Freitag 25.01. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Samstag 26.01. 09:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Donnerstag 31.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

European Colonialism started in East Asia, consisting of Northeast and Southeast Asia, c. 1500. However, it only reached its peak in regard to the penetration of the local societies and the autochthonous political and economic structures after 1850. In the early 20th century, nationalist movements, struggling for independence, gained popularity among intellectuals and, gradually, the broader masses. After the Russian Revolution, Communist groups attracted supporters in the few urban regions of the agriculturally oriented East Asian societies. At the same time Muslim renewal movements focused on social and educational reforms rather than pursuing a comprehensive political agenda.
During the Second World War Japanese troops who had already occupied Korea (1905) and large parts of China (since 1933) conquered almost whole East Asia. After 1945 Indonesia and Vietnam had to fight bloody independence wars against the former colonial powers, the Netherlands and France, respectively, while the dissolution of the British Empire in East Asia was comparatively peaceful.
Both in Northeast and Southeast Asia nationalism remained strong after 1945, and the new Cold War logic further accelerated bilateral tensions among the various nation-states that were engaged in nation-building and socioeconomic development. Regional collaboration was further hampered by the bilateral approaches of the major powers United States, the Soviet Union and China. Only since the 1960s has regional cooperation gained pace in Southeast Asia. Today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the driving force for collaboration in the Asia-Pacific, e.g. with mechanisms such as ASEAN plus three (APT), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the East Asian Summit (EAS) and the East Asian Community.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation in class, outline of the presentation (4-5 pages; to be handed in until November 5, 2012), seminar paper (ca. 20 pages; to be handed in until January 15, 2013), final "congress": January 25 and 26, 2013, 9am-5 pm - PowerPoint Presentation (c. 15 mins). Seminar papers may be revised after the congress, a final version has to be handed in until March 31, 2013.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Overall, this seminar will examine how the political and economic systems in East Asia have evolved since the 1850s. A special focus will be on the development of regional cooperation and the quest whether or not there are specific characteristics of collaboration in Northeast and Southeast Asia. The seminar will also ask if the historic experiences with Colonialism, Decolonisation and the Cold War still influence national politics and regional cooperation in East Asia and between the two subregions.
Students should acquire a profound understanding of the vulnerabilities and external political and economic dependencies East Asia faces, in particular how European powers, subsequently the United States influenced the region. They should also understand the historic tensions among East Asian nations that still hinder deep regional cooperation.

Prüfungsstoff

In the first three units of this block seminar (October 11, 18 and 25, 2012) the convenors will present an overview over historical developments in the region since 1850, the main external actors and processes and the evolution of the political and economic systems in East Asia. On November 8, 2012 we will discuss the topics which students would like to deal with in their seminar paper (a written proposal has to be handed in by November 5, 2012). Students may choose e.g. the development of the political and/or economic situation of an East Asian country from A until B; the nationalist or Muslim or feminist movement in country C; regional cooperation in the realm of a certain policy area in Northeast or Southeast Asia and so on. There will be two or three more meetings during November and December 2012 in order to discuss the progress of research, problems etc. The seminar will conclude with a "congress" (January 25 and 26, 2013, 9am-5pm) where students will give a PowerPoint Presentation (app. 15 minutes) followed by a discussion. The seminar papers have to be handed in by January 15, 2013 and all papers will be read by all students in preparation for the congress. Papers may be revised after the congress, a final version will be due on March 31, 2013.

Literatur

SarDesai, Damodar R. (2010): Southeast Asia: Past and Present. 6th edition. Boulder: Westview Press.
Yahuda, Michael B. (2011): The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific. 3rd and revised edition. New York: Routledge.
Tarling, Nicholas (Ed.) (1999): The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

SE IE, VM5, VM6

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:51