Type of Credit: Elective
Taught in English, this course is designed to introduce Asian economic integration. The course will begin with the evolution of Asian economic integration, then major actors’ approaches to the regional economic integration such as ASEAN, China, USA, South Korea, Japan, India, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia’s respective FTA policies and their political and strategic implications for Asian economic integration and international relations of Asia.
* Help students verify sources and build a systemic framework of analysis linking theories of international political economy to Asian economic integration, FTA strategies of each actor and their respective motivations, goals, policy priorities and negotiation strategies.
* Assist in student's doing independent analysis based on primary sources and from each actor's perspective as well as policy priorities and features in addition to strategic, political and economic implications in terms of bilateral, regional and global levels.
* Students will understand each actor's FTA policy motivations, goals, means, priorities and implications and will be able to independently explore and analyze Asian economic integration from a systemic framework
Group setup: China panel; ASEAN panel; South Korea panel; Japan panel (EPA) ; US panel (TPP); India panel (CEPA); Australia panel; New Zealand panel
Format: 1) goals, 2) means, 3) policy contents & priorities, 4) implementation and evaluation, 5) implications.
Cross-Fire: China vs. US; South Korea vs. Japan; ASEAN vs. India; Australia vs. New Zealand
3. individual paper presentation and 4. written paper (this paper is supposed to be related to your group affiliation. If you are in the China group, you may write a paper on Sino-North Korea relations from the Chinese perspective.)
Lec 1 Introduction : Research Skills Proquest
David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda (ed) International Relations of Asia, Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
A. Milner, “Asia-Pacific Perceptions of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and Affirmations”, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 25, no. 2 (2003): 284-305.
Hidetaka, Yoshimatsu. “Political Leadership, Informality, and Regional Integration in East Asia: The Evolution of ASEAN Plus Three,” European journal of East Asian studies, 2005, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 205-232
Donald C Hellmann, “A Decade After the Asian Financial Crisis: Regionalism and International Architecture in a Globalized World,” Asian Survey: Nov/Dec 2007. Vol. 47, Iss. 6; p. 834 (16 pages)
Lec 2 The Evolution of Asian Economic Integration
Ramkishen S. Rajan, “Trade liberalization and the New Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific: taking stock of recent events,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 2005 5: 217-233.
Mireya Solís, “The Political Economy of Regionalism in East Asia: Integrative Explanation for Dynamics and Challenges,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (Oxford Journals) March 2009 9: 368-371.
Markus Hund. “ASEAN Plus Three: towards a new age of pan-East Asian regionalism? A Skeptic’s Appraisal” The Pacific Review, Vol. 16 No. 3 2003: 383-417.
Christopher M. Dent, East Asian Regionalism, New York: Routledge, 2008.
Lec 3 Taiwan’s FTA Policy
To-hai Liou, 2016, “Taiwan's Role in the Enhancing Asia-Europe Economic Interactions,” The Current Issues of Economic and Social Integration in Hungary and Taiwan, Proceedings of the Scientific Conference of Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences, pp. 32-44.
Robert S. Ross, “Explaining Taiwan's Revisionist Diplomacy,” Journal of Contemporary China, August 2006, Vol. 15, No. 48, pp. 443-458,
Christopher M. Dent, “Taiwan and the New Regional Political Economy of East Asia,” The China Quarterly, Jun 2005, pp. 385-406.
To-hai Liou, 2009, “A Taiwanese Perspective on the DPRK’s Nuclear Test,” The Icfai University Journal of International Relations, January, Vol. III, No.1, pp.48-64. http://www.iupindia.org/109/ijir.asp
Honigmann Hong, “Taiwan’s Approach to FTA,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol.II, 2005, pp. 128-166.
Steve Chan, “Commerce between rivals: realism, liberalism, and credible communication across the Taiwan Strait,” International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Sep 2009. Vol. 9, No. 3; pp. 435-468.
To-hai Liou, 2010, “Cross-Straits Economic Relations under Ma Ying-jeou,” Trading Arrangements in the Pacific Rim(Oxford University Press), Vol. 4, September, 1-29.
Lec 4 China’s approach to Asian economic integration
To-hai Liou, "Asia’s Response to China’s FTA Strategy: Implications for Asian Economic Integration," Journal of East Asian Affairs, Spring/Summer 2007, pp. 195-232.
Juliana W Chen, “Achieving Supreme Excellence: How China Is Using Agreements with ASEAN to Overcome Obstacles to Its Leadership in Asian Regional Economic Integration,” Chicago Journal of International Law，Winter 2007. Vol. 7, No. 2; p. 655 (20 pages)
Ming Wan, “The Great Recession and China's Policy Toward Asian Regionalism,”Asian Survey. Berkeley: May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, No. 3; pp. 520-538.
Lim Tin Seng, “China’s Active Role in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Challenge to construct a ‘win-win’ relationship,” East Asian Policy (the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore): Jan-March 2009. Vol. 1, No. 1; pp. 38-49.
C. P. F. Luhulima, "Preventive Diplomacy: ASEAN Perspectives," The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol. 36(1) CSIS, Jakarta, March 2008.
Lec 5 ASEAN approach to Asian economic integration I
Sheldon Simon, “ASEAN and Multilateralism: The Long, Bumpy Road to Community1, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Singapore: Aug 2008. Vol. 30, No. 2; p. 264-292.
Rodolfo C Severino, “ASEAN Beyond Forty: Towards Political and Economic Integration,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, Singapore: Dec 2007. Vol. 29, No.3; pp. 406-423.
Christopher M. Dent, “The New Economic Bilateralism in Southeast Asia: Region- Convergent or Region-Divergent?” International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Oxford: Feb 1, 2006. Vol. 6, Iss. 1; p. 81
Lec 6 ASEAN approach to Asian economic integration II
Evelyn Goh, “Southeast Asian perspectives on the China challenge,” Journal of Strategic Studies. London: Aug 2007, “ Vol. 30, Iss. 4/5; p. 809-832.
John David Ciorciari, “The balance of great-power influence in contemporary Southeast Asia,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Oxford: Jan 2009. Vol. 9, No. 1; pp. 157-196.
Nick Bisley, “East Asia's Changing Regional Architecture: Towards an East Asian Economic Community?” Pacific Affairs. Vancouver: Winter 2007/2008. Vol. 80, No. 4; pp. 603-625.
Dennis Arnold, “Free Trade Agreements and Southeast Asia1,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Oxfordshire: 2006. Vol. 36, Iss. 2; p. 195 (22 pages)
Lec 7 South Korea’s approach to Asian economic integration I
To-hai Liou, “South Korea’s FTA Strategy,” Foreign Trade Review（Indian Institute of Foreign Trade）, April-June 2008, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, pp. 42-65. http://www.iift.edu/iift/papers_iift.asp
Won-Mog Choi, “Legal Analysis of Korea-ASEAN Regional Trade Integration1,” Journal of World Trade. New York: Jun 2007. Vol. 41, Iss. 3; pp. 581-604.
Sang-bok Moon, Im-jae Cho, “The Role of Domestic Factors in International Trade Policy: Demystifying the Sudden Start of the Korea-U.S. FTA,” Korea Observer: Autumn 2009. Vol. 40, No. 3; pp. 587-614.
Lec 8 South Korea’s approach to Asian economic integration II
Won-mog Choi, “Aggressive Regionalism in Korea-U.S. FTA: The Present and Future of Korea's FTA Policy,” Journal of International Economic Law. Oxford: Sep 2009. Vol. 12, Iss. 3; p. 595 (21 pages)
Jung Taik Hyun, “Free Trade Agreements and Korea's Trade Policy,” Journal of International and Area Studies. Seoul: Dec 2003. Vol. 10, Iss. 2; pp. 21-38.
Lec 9 Japan’s EPA Policy I
Hank Lim, “Japan and the Asian Newly Industrializing Economics,” in Harry H. Kendall and Clara Joewono (eds) Japan, ASEAN, and the United States, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1991.
Yul Sohn, “Japan's New Regionalism: China Shock, Values, and the East Asian Community," Asian Survey, May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, No. 3; pp. 497-519.
Mike M Mochizuki. (2007). “Japan's shifting strategy toward the rise of China” Journal of Strategic Studies. ”Asia Survey: Aug 2007. Vol. 30, No. 4/5.
Lec 10 Japan’s EPA Policy II
Hidetaka Yoshimatsu, “Japan's Keidanren and Free Trade Agreements: Societal Interests and Trade Policy,” Asian Survey, April 2005, Vol. 45, No. 2: 258-278.
Hidetaka Yoshimatsu, Patrick Ziltener, “Japan's FTA Strategy toward Highly Developed Countries: Comparing Australia's and Switzerland's Experiences, 2000-09,” Asian Survey, November/December 2010. Vol. 50, No. 6; p. 1058-1081.
Lec 11 US FTA Strategy (FTAAP and TPP)
Ranald, Patricia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Contradictions in Australia and in the Asia Pacific Region The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR22. 1 (May 2011): 81-98.
Hsieh, Pasha L. The Roadmap for a Prospective US-ASEAN FTA: Legal and Geopolitical Considerations Journal of World Trade46. 2 (Apr 2012): 367-395.
Lewis, Meredith Kolsky.THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: NEW PARADIGM OR WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING? Boston College International and Comparative Law Review34. 1 (Winter 2011): 27-52.
Lec 12 India CEPA policy
To-hai Liou, 2013, “India’s Approach to Asian Economic Integration,” Chapter 7, The Rise of India《印度崛起》, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, pp. 154-186.
Jojin V. John, “From Strategic Partnership to Special Strategic Partnership: India-South Korea Relations in 21st Century,” The Journal of International Relations, No. XXXXIII, 2017, pp. 49-70.
Biswajit Nag and Debashis Charaborty, “India’s approach to Asian Economic Integration,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol.V, 2006, pp. 67-127.
Tai Wei LIM, “The Rise of China and India: Geo-political Narratives from the Singapore Perspective,” China: An International Journal (CIJ), Volume: 7, Issue: 1 (March 2009)
Kasturi Das, “GATS 2000 Negotiations and India: Evolution and State of Play,” Journal of World Trade, New York: December 2007, Vol. 41, No. 6; pp. 1185-1237.
Shadan Farasat, “India's Quest for Regional Trade Agreements: Challenges Ahead,” Journal of World Trade, New York: June 2008, Vol. 42, No. 3; pp. 433-460.
V. S. Seshadri, “Evolution in India's Regional Trading Arrangements,” Journal of World Trade, October 2009, Vol. 43, No. 5; pp. 903-926.
To-hai Liou, 2009, “India’s Response to China’s Proactive FTA Strategy,” One-dot Center Occasional Working Papers Series in International Governance, Regimes and Globalization, No.2 (October), 3, pp. 3-18.
Suparna Karmakar, “India-Singapore CECA — Limited gains in services,” http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2009/05/08/stories/2009050850340900.htm
David Brewster, “India's Developing Relationship with South Korea: A Useful Friend in East Asia,” Asian Survey, March/April 2010, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 402-425.
Lec 13 Australia’s Approach to FTA
To-hai Liou, “An Analysis of FTA-Centered South Korea-Australia Economic Relations,” The Journal of International Relations, No. XXXXII, 2016, pp. 65-96.
John Ravenhill, “Australia and East Asian Regionalism,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol.II, 2005, pp. 1-36. http://www.wtostudy.nccu.edu.tw/publication/wtojn3/wtojn3.htm
Jiro Okamoto, Australia's Foreign Economic Policy and ASEAN, ISEAS / IDE-JETRO(Japan External Trade Organization), 2010. http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/ISEAS/Book.jsp?cSeriesCode=BM381&cCategoryType=WhatsNew
Malcolm Bosworth, “AUSFTA and Services Liberalization – Was it Worth the Effort?” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol. 11, 2008, pp. 101-122.
Curtis Andressen, “Australia-ASEAN Relations under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, No. 12, http://www.wtostudy.nccu.edu.tw/english/epublication/ewtojn12.htm
Dan Halvorson and O. Yul Kwon, “The Interface between Australia-Korea Economic Relations and Security Policy,” The Journal of East Asian Affairs, Fall/Winter 2010, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 51-81.
Lec 14 New Zealand FTA policy
Gordon Anderson, “Free Trade Agreements: New Zealand's Experience in the Asia-Paific Region,” Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, Vol.XI, 2008, pp. 63-100.
Lec 15 Oral presentation (20 minutes for each presenter, ten minutes for each presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A)
Lec 16 Oral presentation
Lec 17 Oral presentation
Lec 18 Oral presentation
Students are required to prepare for group debate, individual paper oral presentation and written paper. As a result, in addition to attending lectures every week, they have to prepare for group debate themselves and group meetings at least two hours weekly in the first half of course. Then, they need to prepare for their individual oral presentation and written papers at least two hours weekly in the second half of course, in particular after the mid term exam.
Periodicals: Asian Survey （the University of California Press: http://www.ucpress.edu/journals/as/）；Pacific Affairs (UBC)；The Pacific Review （Routledge）；Journal of East Asian Affairs（http://www.inss.re.kr/app/board/view.act;jsessionid=B6F1A65CB5EBA5D29488F6C2F6203EF3?metaCode=en_m_pub&boardId=82ac7629036b792536928154）; Korea Observer; Journal of World Trade, ；Japan Review of International Affairs (The Japan Institute of International Affairs); International Relations of the Asia-Pacific; East Asian Policy (East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore: http://www.eai.nus.edu.sg/EAP_Issues.htm); Journal of East Asian Studies（http://www.rienner.com/title/Journal_of_East_Asian_Studies）; The Washington Quarterly（Center for Strategic and International Studies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology）; Foreign Affairs; Foreign Policy； Issue and Studies
Grade: midterm exam (30%); Group debate (20%); individual paper oral presentation (20%); paper (20%); class performance (10%)