East Asian Politics

Tony Saich. Governance and Politics of China 3rd 978-0-230-27993-3 Palgrave Macmillan

John Kie-Chiang. Oh Korean Politics 1st 0-8014-8458-8 Cornell University Press


Takashi Inoguchi & Purnendra Jain. Japanese Politics Today: From Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy 1st 978-0-230-11797-6 Palgrave Macmillan


Kungfuzi (Legge Translation). Confucius: Confucian Analects, The Great Learning, and the Doctrine of the Mean 0-486-22746-4 Dover


Ming Wan. The Political Economy Of East Asia: Striving For Wealth and Power 1st 978-1-933116-91-4 CQ Press

Introduction to the Course
Key Concepts of Comparative Politics
Robert H. Bates (1997) “Area Studies and the Discipline: A Useful Controversy.” PS: Political Science and Politics. 30, 166-169. 

Arend Lijphart (1971) “Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method.” The American Political Science Review. 65(3). 682-693. 

Premodern China
Alan Chan “Laozi.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 
Chen Hongmou “On the Duties of an Official”

Chad Hansen “Taoism.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Li Si (as recorded by Sima Qian) “Memorials” 

Kungfuzi (Legge Translation) Lunyu (The Analects of Confucius), Daxue (The Great Learning), and Zhongyong (The Doctrine of the Mean) 

Wan (Chapter 3)


Premodern Japan
The Edicts of 1587 on Christianity 

The Edict of 1635 

The Edict of the Swords (1588) 

Kimmu Shikimoku (1336)

Miyamoto Musashi (1645) The Book of Five Rings

Nagatomo Shigenori “Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 

The Seventeen-Article Constitution (604) 

Tokugawa Ieyasu “On Military Government and the Social Order” 

John Tucker “Japanese Confucian Philosophy.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Yamaga Soko Shido 

Premodern Korea
Chong Inji (1446) “Excerpts from Correct Sounds to Instruct the People.” 

Chong Tojon (c. 14th Century) “Excerpts from On Land.” 

Chong Yagyong (c. 19th Century) “Excerpts from On the Roots of Royal Authority.”

Kim, Chong-sun (2004) “Silla Economy and Society,” Korean Studies. 28.

Lee, Kidong (2004) “The Indigenous Religions of Silla: Their Diversity and Durability,” Korean Studies. 28.

Lee, Jeong-Kyu. (1998) “Religious Factors Historically Affecting Premodern Korean Elite/Higher Education.” The Center for Educational Research, Seoul National University. 

Oh (Chapter 1)

The Western Challenge
The Edicts of the Qianlong Emperor to Lord Macarty’s Mission (1793) 

The Treaty of Nanjing (1842) 

The Harris Treaty (1858)

Hu Shi “Our Attitude Toward Modern Western Civilization”

Letters from US President Millard Fillmore and US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry to the Emperor of Japan (1852-1853) 

Liang Qichao “Observations on a Trip to America” 

Liang Qichao “Renewing the People” 

Liang Shuming “Chinese Civilization vis-à-vis Eastern and Western Philosophies” 

The Edict of Reform (1901) 

Oh (Chapter 1 – Review)

Wan (Chapter 4)

Interlude / The East Asian Model of Development
Wan (Chapters 5 & 6)

Totalistic Iconoclasty, Modernization, Nationalism, Revolution, and Republic
Chiang Kai-shek (1934) “Essentials of the New Life Movement” 

The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

Feng Guifen “On the Adoption of Western Learning”

John Hay (1899) “The First Open Door Note”

Sun Yat-sen (1924) “The Principle of Democracy” 

Sun Yat-Sen (1911) The Three Principles of the People.

Sun Yat-Sen (1923) Fundamentals of National Reconstruction 

The Twenty-One Demands (1915)

Yan Fu “Learning from the West”

The Meiji Reforms, Parliamentarianism, Bureaucratic Authoritarianism, and Imperialism
The Charter Oath (1868)

The Constitution of the Great Empire of Japan (1889)

Fukuzawa Yukichi (1885) Datsu-a Ron

Kokutai no Hongi (1937)

The Lansing-Ishii Agreement (1917)

Okuma Shigenobu (1921) “Illusions of the White Race”

The Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)

The Treaty of Portsmouth (1905)

The Twenty-One Demands (1915)

The Maoist Chinese Polity
“Intellectual Opinions from the Hundred Flowers Period” (1957) 

Mao Zedong (1966) “The Sixteen Points: Guidelines for the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution”

Mao Zedong (1924-1964; published 1966) Quotations from Chairman Mao (informally known as The Little Red Book

Saich (Chapter 3)

The Dengist and Post-Tiananmen Chinese Polity
Deng Xiaoping (1979) “Uphold the Four Basic Principles”

“The May 13 Hunger Strike Declaration” (1989)

Saich (Chapter 4)

Wei Jingsheng (1976) “The Fifth Modernization: Democracy”

Post-War Japan
Inoguchi and Jain (Introduction and Chapters 1 through 5)

Postwar Korea
Kim Il Sung (1955) “On Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and Establishing Juche [Chuch’e]
in Ideological Work.” 

Kim Chiha (1970) “Five Bandits”

Kim Jong Il (1997) “On Establishing the Juche Outlook on the Revolution.” 

Lee, Grace (2003) “The Political Philosophy of Juche.” The Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. 3/1:

Oh (Chapters 2 to 10)

Institutions of the People’s Republic of China
The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China

Saich (Chapters 5 through 7)

Institutions of the Post-War Japanese Polity
The Constitution of Japan

Institutions of the Taiwanese (Republic of China) Polity
The Constitution of the Republic of China

Institutions of the Republic of Korea
Constitution of the Republic of Korea


The National Assembly Act

Institutions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Constitution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Interstate Politics of East Asia
Charter of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization


Gene Germanovich (2008) “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Threat to American Interests in Central Asia?” China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 6/1 (pp. 19-38)

Inoguchi and Jain (Chapter9)

Saich (Chapter 12)

Wan (Chapter 11)

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (2006) "The development of Japanese International Relations: An Overview" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22.