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EAST 405 01 (24059) /PLSC157/EP&E498
Japan and Human Rights in Asia
Andre Asplund
W 3.30-5.20 RKZ 04
Spring 2017 
No regular final examination
Areas So
Permission of instructor required
Social Sciences Area

Examination of human rights and democracy in East Asia through the lens of Japan's past and present role as a regional power. Students gain understanding of what increased competition with China for influence over Southeast Asian nations, as well as growing tension in the South China Sea, might entail for regional development, human rights implementation, and further democratization of the region.