Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM090: East Asian Regional Order

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Theoretical and conceptual perspectives on regional order
  • Historical evolution of regional order in East Asia
  • The Great Powers in East Asia
  • American hegemony and alliances in East Asia
  • The rise of China and its implications for regional order
  • Contemporary security challenges and their implications for regional order
  • Regional flashpoints and crises
  • Regional institutions and architecture-building

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study100Reading for seminars
Guided Independent Study178Completion of course work

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).