The course's aim is to present and analyse the globalization processes in East Asia. During the classes main problems of globalization in the region will be identified, from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The classes enable students to gain and deepen the knowledge about regional changes and to discuss the main concepts, issues and challenges characteristic for East Asia.

The course is divided into three parts and is focused on: political and security changes, economic development and cultural issues in the region. Each class is divided into three parts: 1. lecture; 2. summary of the readings and 3. discussion based on the readings/other assignments.