1. Core texts 7 items
    1. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008

      Book Essential

    2. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda 2014

      Book Essential

    3. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    4. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    5. Critical security in the Asia Pacific - Anthony Burke, Matt McDonald 2007

      Book Essential Read Gilson and McDonald and Burke chapters

    6. The international politics of the Asia-Pacific - Michael B. Yahuda 2011

      Book Essential

  2. Week 1: Module introduction: Asia-Pacific regionalism and security; Historical assessment and overview of key actors 10 items
    1. Core 4 items
      1. Critical security in the Asia Pacific 2007

        Book Essential We will use this book a lot, but you should feel confident to dip in and out of chapters

      2. International relations of Asia 2014, ©2014

        Book Essential A great text to dip in and out of throughout the module

      3. East-West Center - Calder, Kent 2010

        Journal Recommended Chapters 1-2

    2. Critical security in the Asia Pacific - Anthony Burke, Matt McDonald 2007

      Book Essential Gilson, Julie, 'Regionalism and security in East Asia', ch. 1, pp. 25-40 and Matt McDonald and Anthony Burke, 'Asia-Pacific security legacies and futures'.

    3. Asian security order: instrumental and normative features - Muthiah Alagappa 2003

      Book Recommended Introduction, ch. 1-2

    4. Constructing Communities: The Curious Case of East Asian Regionalism - David Martin Jones and Michael L. R. Smith 2007

      Article Recommended

    5. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008

      Book Recommended David Shambaugh, 'International relations in Asia: the two-level game'

    6. ASEAN's 'black swans' - Emmerson, Donald K Jul 2008

      Article Recommended

  3. Week 2: Perspectives on Asia Politics politics and security 21 items
    1. Core readings 5 items
      1. Constructing a security community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the problem of regional order - Amitav Acharya 2014

        Book Recommended Introductory chapter

      2. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Samuel S. Kim, 'The evolving Asian system: three transformations'

      3. Critical security in the Asia Pacific 2007

        Book Essential

      4. Critical approaches to security: an introduction to theories and methods - Laura J. Shepherd 2013

        Book Recommended

    2. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008

      Book Essential Samuel S. Kim, 'The evolving Asian system: three transformations'

    3. Security politics in the Asia-Pacific: a regional-global nexus? - William T. Tow 2009

      Book Recommended Aynsley Kellow, 'Thinking globally and acting regionally: securitizing energy and environment', pp. 266-283

    4. International relations in Southeast Asia: the struggle for autonomy - Donald E. Weatherbee 2009

      Book Essential 'The cold war in Southeast Asia', pp. 63-90

    5. The making of Northeast Asia - Kent E. Calder, Min Ye, East-West Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies 2010

      Book Recommended Ch. 1-2

    6. The nexus of economics, security, and international relations in East Asia c2012

      Book Recommended Ch. 1

    7. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Amitav Acharya, 'Theoretical perspectives on international relations in Asia'

    8. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda c2008

      Book Essential Amitav Acharya, 'Theoretical perspectives on international relations in Asia'

    9. East Asian multilateralism: prospects for regional stability - Kent E. Calder, Francis Fukuyama 2008

      Book Recommended Cumming, Bruce, 'The history and practice of unilateralism in East Asia', ch. 2, pp. 40-57

    10. Whose ideas matter?: agency and power in Asian regionalism - Amitav Acharya 2009

      Book Essential Ch. 1

    11. Critical security studies and world politics 2005

      Book Background

  4. Week 3: The US 6 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Bush and Asia: America's evolving relations with East Asia - Mark Beeson 2006

        Book Recommended Read the introduction

      2. The making of Northeast Asia - Kent E. Calder, Min Ye 2010, ©2010

        Book Recommended Chapter 10

      3. Robert G. Sutter, U.S. – Chinese Relations: Perilous Past, Pragmatic Present - Alexis Littlefield 2012-3

        Article Recommended Read at least the introduction

  5. Week 4: China 20 items
    1. Core readings 8 items
      1. China's One Belt One Road - Hong Zhao 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Hong Kong In Revolt. - Solomon, Feliz 2019

        Article Essential Use this text as a background for discussions in Seminar One

      3. Trump Calls Hong Kong Protests 'Riots,' Adopting China Rhetoric. - Wallbank, Derek 2019

        Article Recommended Background for discussions on Hong Kong

    2. Rising star: China's new security diplomacy - Bates Gill, Brookings Institution c2010

      Book Recommended

  6. Week 5: Cross-Strait relations 18 items
    1. Core readings 5 items
      1. Taiwan's security policy: external threats and domestic politics - Michael Chase 2008

        Book Recommended pp.45-79; 139-91

      2. Bridge over Troubled Water? Envisioning a China-Taiwan Peace Agreement - Phillip C. Saunders, Scott L. Kastner 04/2009

        Article Recommended

      3. The United States in Asia - Robert G. Sutter 2009, ©2009

        Book Recommended Chapter 10

    2. Taiwan's security policy: external threats and domestic politics - Michael Chase 2008

      Book Essential 'China's Taiwan policy and military modernization since 2000', 'Security ties', 'Threat perceptions' and 'Domestic politics', pp. 45-79, 139-91

    3. Foreign policy making in Taiwan: from principle to pragmatism - Dennis Van Vranken Hickey 2007

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 7: Japan 13 items
    1. Core readings 4 items
      1. Japan's re-emergence as a 'normal' military power - Christopher W. Hughes 2005

        Book Recommended

    2. Japan's remilitarisation - Christopher W. Hughes, International Institute for Strategic Studies 2009

      Book Essential

    3. Japan rising: the resurgence of Japanese power and purpose - Kenneth B. Pyle 2007

      Book Essential 'Introduction: the Japan puzzle', pp. 1-17; 'Epilogue: Japan's twenty-first century resurgence', pp. 363-374

  8. Week 8: ASEAN 6 items
    1. Core 4 items
      1. Asia's new multilateralism: cooperation, competition, and the search for community - Bates Gill, Michael J. Green c2009

        Book Recommended pp.172-9

  9. Week 9: The Korea problem 15 items
    1. Core readings 9 items
      1. Pyongyang’s Survival Strategy: Tools of Authoritarian Control in North Korea - Pyongyang’s Survival Strategy: Tools of Authoritarian Control in North Korea 2010

        Article Recommended

      2. International relations of Asia - David L. Shambaugh, Michael B. Yahuda 2014

        Book Recommended Chapter 12

      3. US-South Korea

        Document Essential This is the Conclusion to a useful book, and summarises US-South Korea relations in the 2010s

      4. Cultural Identity and Securitising the Korean Peninsula: Transformations in the South Korean Security Narrative - Iain Watson 07/2012

        Article Recommended This is an article about NK-SK relations for those of you interested in culture and identity issues

      5. The South Korean–Japanese security relationship and the Dokdo/Takeshima islets dispute - Krista E. Wiegand 27/05/2015

        Article  This article covers SK-Japan territorial disputes and situates SK in its broader regional context

      6. Living among the elephants

        Webpage Recommended A really useful summary of security relations

  10. Week 10: Civil society and democratic movements in the Asia Pacific 5 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Civil society in China - Timothy Brook, B. Michael Frolic 1997

        Book Recommended

  11. Week 11: New horizons 19 items
    1. Core readings 4 items
      1. Security politics in the Asia-Pacific: a regional-global nexus? - William T. Tow 2009

        Book Recommended pp. 266-83

      2. Climate change and growth in Asia - Moazzem Hossain, E. Antony Selvanathan c2011

        Book Recommended

    2. Non-traditional security in Asia: issues, challenges, and framework for action 2013

      Book Recommended Chapters 14-17, pp. 468-569

    3. Critical security in the Asia Pacific 2007

      Book Essential Katerina Lee-Koo, 'Security as enslavement, security as emancipation: gendered legacies and feminist futures in the Asia-Pacific'

    4. Minilateral security's relevance to US strategy in the Indo-Pacific: challenges and prospects

      Webpage Recommended These are only suggested areas, but please feel free to do your own reading