EH423 Half Unit Not available in 2012/13
Japan and Korea as Developing Economies
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor Janet Hunter, CMK. C420
The course is optional on MSc Economic History, MSc Economic History (Research), MSc Global History, MSc Political Economy of Late Development and MA Global Studies: A European Perspective. The course is also available as an outside option where regulations allow and with permission of the course teacher .
The course will focus on selected issues of economic development that are of importance in contemporary debates and theories, and see how these issues were played out in Japan and Korea from the late 19th century to the latter half of the 20th century. The main themes discussed will be: natural endowments and climatic impact; changes in the agricultural sector; the growth of market production; issues of state policy; economic institutions; colonialism and imperialism; integration into the international economy; income levels and consumption; gender and development; culture and economy.
Twenty hours of lectures/seminars in the Michaelmas Term and two hours of revision seminars in the Summer Term.
Students will be expected to produce two essays of up to 2,000 words during the course.
A.H.Amsden, Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialisation (1989); Y-I.Chung, Korea Under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation (2006); P.G.Francks, Japanese Economic Development (2nd. edition, 1999); C.H.Lee & I.Yamazawa (eds.), Economic Development of Japan and Korea (1990); C.Mosk, Japanese Economic Development: Markets, Norms, Structures (2008).
A two-hour exam in the Summer Term (100%).