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INTR13-316: Asia's Rising Powers


The ‘rise’ of Asia is a premise of contemporary international relations. The proposition is that the relative power of Asian states is increasing, with this progressively influencing global outcomes for peoples, organisations, firms and states. This subject considers the changes in power in historical perspective and employs a political economy approach to analyse the actual changes in the bases of power. The policies of modern China and India as the principle Asian states are studied to understand their relationship and its contemporary challenges. Relations between these states and other Asian states such as Japan and Pakistan will be studied as well as contemporary related issues of Asia. Asia’s rising powers’ impact on the global system is scrutinised through consideration of the South China Sea and territorial disputes, development initiates such as Make in India and the Belt Road Initiative; and regional concepts such as Indo-Pacific and Australia’s Strategic South West Pacific. Students completing the subject will be equipped to work in organisations (e.g., United Nations, Red Cross, World Bank), firms (e.g., BHP, Macquarie Bank, General Electric) and government (e.g., Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, State Department, Defence Department).

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Prove and utilise knowledge of Asia’s Rising Powers
2. Demonstrate and employ detailed knowledge of China and India.
3. Understand the relationships between Asian states.
4. Understand the ‘rise’ of Asia debate.
5. Assess the impact of ‘rise’ of Asia on the global system.

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