Advanced Modern Asia

Final year module

Lecturer: Julie Gilson

This module is designed to enable you to gain an advanced understanding of key actors and themes in East Asia. It is broadly divided into the two areas of Development and Insecurity. Development refers both to the economic progress of key states, as well as to general issues pertaining to good governance.

Learning outcomes

Topics related to these will be illustrated through the study of specific countries. Insecurity relates not only to traditional concerns over high security issues, such as nuclear weapons, but also to critical security issues such as post-conflict reconstruction. 


  • 2 x 2500 word assessed essays (30% each)
  • 2 hour examination (40%)