Globalization and Regional Transformation in East Asia

Globalization and Regional Transformation in East Asia

Globalization and Regional Transformation in East Asia

Distance Learning Class by Yonsei, Keio, and Fudan University

Graduate School, Fall 2005

Wednesday 09:30-11:00

Rm. A328 Engineering Hall & Rm. 108 New Millennium Hall


Yonsei: Lew Seok-Choon,

Keio: Watanabe Kilyong,

Fudan: Chen Zhimin,

Yonsei Course Assistant:

Lee Dong-Hoon, 82-(0)-11-219-6132

Course Description:

Yonsei, Keio and Fudan universities together offer a couple of distance learning (DL) courses this fall semester. This one, “Globalization and Regional Transformation,” is one of the two DL learning courses shared by the three universities. Another one offered for the same semester is “Globalization and Regional Governance.” In this course, seven DL classes will be offered in English; two classes by each participating universities and one class by Yonsei-Keio-Fudan student joint presentation (DL classes are marked with asterisk * on the date).

The rest of classes will be delivered in their own language for their own students by their own professors, i.e., Lew at Yonsei, Watanabe at Keio, and Chen at Fudan. In the DL classes, students can speak either English or their native language. If they speak native language, translation will be provided. A maximum of 15 students are expected to enroll for theses courses at each university. Enrolled students are scheduled to have an exchange visit under the name of ‘Pilgrim Workshop’ on November 5. Students’ expenses for the visit will be partially supported by the University Authorities.

Composition of Lecture:

Main lecture: 40 min.

Discussant from faculty at the other two universities: 5 min. each

Discussant from designated students at three universities: 5 min. each

Student Q&A: 25 min.

Grading and Assignment

Participating students are expected to work together with Keio and Fudan students on any subject they are interested, but have to make an agreement in advance so that the three coordinating professors can check and approve what they are doing. In particular, we strongly encourage comparative work on three East Asian countries. Grades will be based on the following items: class participation (30%), website participation (30%), & joint-project output with presentation (40%). English website exclusively for the class is prepared by Yonsei Cyber Education Center (YSCEC) at . All the reading materials needed for Professor Lew’s schedules are available at

Course Schedule and References(Common Classes)

*Oct. 12. "Network Security Issues & Jappan" (by Professor Taiyo Tsuchia at Keio)

John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, "Cyberwar is Coming," John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, eds., In Athena`s Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age, RAND, 1997, chapter 2.

*Oct. 19. "Security Cooperation in East Asia" (by Professor Wu Xinbo at Fudan)

Desmond Ball, “Multilateral Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region: Prospects and Possibilities”, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, April 1999.
Christopher Hemmer and Peter J. Katzenstein, “Why is There No NATO in Asia? Collective Identity, Regionalism, and the Origins of Multilateralism,” International Organization 56:3 (Summer 2002): 575- 607.

*Oct. 26. "North Korean Nuclear Issue and the 6-Pparty Talk" (by Professor Lee, Jung-Hoon at yonsei)

Jung-Hoon Lee & Chung-in Moon, 2003. The North Korean Nuclear Crisis Revisited: The Case for a Negotiated Settlement. Security Dialogue 34(2), 135-151.

Browse through the site and read pertinent articles on the six-party talks.

*Nov. 2. "Japan -US Relation and Eat Asia" (by Professor Naoyuki Agawa at Keio)

Naoyuki Agawa, "150 Years of Japan-U.S. Relations: Kan`ichi Asakawa`s Predictions", Japan Economic Currents, no. 49 (October 2004) 1-3 at

*** Pilgrim workshop at Keio on November 5 (Sat) ***

*Nov. 9. "FTA and Economic Regionalism in East Asia" (by Professor Xu Mingqi at Fudan)

Kenichi Kawasaki, “The Impact of Free Trade Agreements in Asia”, RIETI Discussion Paper Series 03-E-018, September 2003
ZHAO HONG, “The Political Economy of Subregional Economic Cooperation in East Asia”, The Japanese Economy, vol. 32, no. 2, Summer 2004, pp. 53-64.

*Nov. 16. "The `Korean Wave" and Inter-Asia Cultural Flow" (by Prof. Kim, Huynmee at Yonsei)

Kim Hyun Mee (2005), "Korean TV Dramas in Taiwan in the Context of the "Korean Wave"(forthcoming)
Kim Hyun Mee (2005) "Modernity and Gender in East Asia: Politics of Intimacy and "Korean Pop Culture Wave"

*Nov. 30. *** Globel Governance International Symposium at Yonsei on Dec 3(Sat) ***

This presentation will take place to Dec 3, when Yonsei is hosting “Global Governance Workshop” in Seoul. Not only professors but also students are strongly recommended to join the workshop. Decisions on this issue will be made as the DL class progress in accordance with the other DL class, which is “globalization and regional governance.”