ASPA 305 Economic and Political Issues in Contemporary Asia
3 semester hours
This course focuses on contemporary economic and political issues in Asian countries such as China, India, and Japan. China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in February 2011. India has also grown fast, and many in the West look to it as a counterweight to China, in politics as well as in economics. The first part of the course focuses on the recent growth and development of China. Topics include: the socialist era; market transition; growth and structural change; population growth; labor and human capital; rural and urban economies; similarities and contrasts between the rise of the U.S. and the rise of China; impact of China on the world economy and financial system. The second part of the course will compare China with India and Japan.
University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Understanding Human Behavior.