|Course Number:||ASAN 320Z|
|Course Title:||China, Taiwan, and the Trump Presidency|
|Course Description:||As a one-time poor land ruled by a brutal dictatorship, today’s Taiwan boasts a world class economy and vibrant democracy worthy of study by all. Many developing nations in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America could hugely benefit by following the Taiwan model. Yet Taiwan is often overshadowed by China. This course will bring Taiwan out of the shadows and into the spotlight by examining its relationship with the United States in the first months of the Trump Presidency.
This course is a multidisciplinary examination of the history and issues affecting the people and institutions of contemporary Taiwan: ethnic identity, Taiwan nationalism vs. Chinese nationalism, language, religious and cultural differences, population growth, public health, economic development, political and social change, environmental problems, etc.