Introduction to the Politics of the Asia-Pacific National Taiwan University
The Asia-Pacific region is frequently divided into four sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australasia. In September 2016, Taiwan’s government launched the “New Southbound Policy” initiative to enhance cooperation with eighteen countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australasia with the aim of reducing its dependence on mainland China. In the context of the growing importance of these three sub-regions to Taiwan, this course offers an overview of the politics of each of these three sub-regions.
By the end of the course, students will have:
(1) A broad understanding of the Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australasia sub-regions of the Asia-Pacific and how they relate to Taiwan;
(2) An awareness and ability to discuss some of the major contemporary issues facing each of the sub-regions;
(3) An understanding of the use of the comparative method for the study of regional politics;
(4) The ability to read academic texts in English;
(5) Oral and written communication skills in the English language.
Online Course Requirement
Department of Political Science
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://politics.ntu.edu.tw/english/