Checking date: 12/04/2018


Course: 2019/2020

Asia and Africa politics and history
(17706)
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)


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Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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PART 1: HISTORY 1. India - Early civilizations and ancient political entities in the Dekan peninsula - India of the great Mughals - The period of British domination - Gandhi, Independence and the Congress Party - Society, Culture and Religion in Contemporary India 2. China - The dynasties of Ancient China. - The Ming and the T'sing: Political and institutional framework and society and culture - The lifting of the boxers and The China of the last emperors. - The Chinese Revolution and the Mao regime - The Chinese Post-Maoist. 3. Japan - Japan of the time Sengoku. - The great unifiers and the Tokugawa. Politics, society and culture - The Meiji revolution. - Contemporary Japan and the imperialism of World War II. - The Japanese reconstruction 4. Korea and other large Asian countries. 5. Africa - African pre-colonial political entities their social and cultural organization - The colonial domination in Africa. Causes, development and consequences. - African slavery - African regions before the 20th century. Social and cultural aspects - The colonial change (1918-1950) and the independent countries - The processes of decolonization - Obstacles and Challenges for African Development in the Contemporary Age PART 2. POLITICS Asia Geopolitics. · Asia as geographical region: general characterization and internal contrasts. - Population and development. Explanatory Keys to the Recent Economic Emergency in Asia. - The major regional powers of South and East Asia: case studies (China, Japan, India). - Main geopolitical tensions and threats. - Importance, challenges and perspectives of Asia in global geopolitics. Africa Geopolitics. - Introduction to African geography: general characterization and regional contrasts - The curse of resources: a geography of underdevelopment. - Geopolitical conflicts in Africa. Study of cases. - Africa and international society. Reflections on the role and future of Africa in a global world.
Description of contents: programme
PART 1: HISTORY 1. India - Early civilizations and ancient political entities in the Dekan peninsula - India of the great Mughals - The period of British domination - Gandhi, Independence and the Congress Party - Society, Culture and Religion in Contemporary India 2. China - The dynasties of Ancient China. - The Ming and the T'sing: Political and institutional framework and society and culture - The lifting of the boxers and The China of the last emperors. - The Chinese Revolution and the Mao regime - The Chinese Post-Maoist. 3. Japan - Japan of the time Sengoku. - The great unifiers and the Tokugawa. Politics, society and culture - The Meiji revolution. - Contemporary Japan and the imperialism of World War II. - The Japanese reconstruction 4. Korea and other large Asian countries. 5. Africa - African pre-colonial political entities their social and cultural organization - The colonial domination in Africa. Causes, development and consequences. - African slavery - African regions before the 20th century. Social and cultural aspects - The colonial change (1918-1950) and the independent countries - The processes of decolonization - Obstacles and Challenges for African Development in the Contemporary Age PART 2. POLITICS Asia Geopolitics. · Asia as geographical region: general characterization and internal contrasts. - Population and development. Explanatory Keys to the Recent Economic Emergency in Asia. - The major regional powers of South and East Asia: case studies (China, Japan, India). - Main geopolitical tensions and threats. - Importance, challenges and perspectives of Asia in global geopolitics. Africa Geopolitics. - Introduction to African geography: general characterization and regional contrasts - The curse of resources: a geography of underdevelopment. - Geopolitical conflicts in Africa. Study of cases. - Africa and international society. Reflections on the role and future of Africa in a global world.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

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