Not available in 2021/22
EH423 Half Unit
Japan and Korea as Developing Economies
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Janet Hunter SAR 604
This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Quantitative Economic History, MSc in Economic History, MSc in Economic History (Research), MSc in Global Economic History (Erasmus Mundus) and MSc in Political Economy of Late Development. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
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 and manufacturing sectors; 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.
20 hours of lectures in the MT.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
Students are expected to write one essay or equivalent pieces of written work.
A.H.Amsden, Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialisation (1989); H-J Chang, The East Asian Development Experience (2006); Y-I.Chung, Korea Under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation (2006); P.G.Francks, Japanese Economic Development (3rd edition, 2015); C.H.Lee & I.Yamazawa (eds.), Economic Development of Japan and Korea (1990).
Essay (100%, 5000 words) in the LT Week 1.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Economic History
Total students 2020/21: Unavailable
Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable
Controlled access 2020/21: No
Value: Half Unit