East Asian Languages and Cultures | Political Economy of East Asia
E592 | 1689 | Kennedy

Is the "East Asian model" of development myth or reality? Has it
been proven flawed by the Asian financial crisis? This graduate
seminar considers the role of the state in promoting economic
development by comparing (and contrasting) the experiences of
countries in Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the region's market-
oriented Communist states. The initial focus is on domestic
contexts, but we will also consider countries' interaction with each
other and the larger global environment (e.g., the Cold War,

Assignments include 200-300 pages of weekly reading, 3 short papers
and a joint project or research paper.