ヴァシリューク，スヴェトラーナ 教授 VASSILIOUK, Svetlana
(担当科目) 国際関係論 / (Lecture) International Relations
■演習テーマ / Theme
This seminar offers lectures, discussions, and readings reflecting on contemporary international relations in the Asia-Pacific Region (the APR), with a special focus on Japan’s foreign policy. Topics covered include – Japan’s participation in the military conflicts of the late 19th-early 20th centuries; the Pacific War (1937-1945) and its legacy in Japan; key issues in Japan’s postwar relations with major powers in the region; and the impact of the declining power of the US in regional and global affairs. In the course of two years, students will participate in field trips, attend public talks, and prepare reports and news analyses pertaining to the topics covered in class.
■授業内容 / Activities
This seminar will begin with an overview of Japan’s history of foreign relations, providing students with the historical frameworks for explaining and understanding Japan’s contemporary international relations in the APR. The seminar lectures, discussions, and readings will focus on a variety of core topics, such as: imperialism in East Asia and Japan’s participation in major military conflicts of the 19th-early 20th centuries; the Pacific War (1937-1945); the key issues in Japan’s relations with key powers in the region; and the rise of “the rest” and the emerging new world order.
＜4年次 / 4th Year＞
The following topics will be covered: the rise of China; the role of India in the APR; the impact of the declining power of the US in the regional and global perspectives; the history of and the most feasible approaches to Japan’s major territorial disputes in the APR; and the prospects for Japan’s relations with the key powers in the APR. At the end of the 4th year, students will write and present a research paper (thesis) covering one of the important and/or controversial issues in Japan’s foreign relations in the APR.