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Security Issues in Contemporary Asia: An Introduction Using Argument Mapping

The Melbourne Institute for Asian Languages and Societies has contracted with Austhink to present Security Issues in Contemporary Asia: An Introduction Using Argument Mapping.

The course will be taught in Semester 2, 2001. The course will commence with a seminar in the John Medley Building, West Tower Floor 5 on Wednesday 1 August, at 3.00 pm. Thereafter, it will convene each Monday afternoon from 4.15 until 7.15 pm in the Cecil Scutt Room, Old Arts Building.

The instructor is Dr. Paul Monk.

Download an outline of the course.

For more information, contact paul@austhink.org or j.fung@asian.unimelb.edu.au

The subject will be of twelve weeks’ duration, structured as follows: 

  1. Introduction: Administration, reading guide, essay topics, overview of the course.

  2. Security issues in contemporary Asia: an early 21st century survey.

  3. Security analysis and argumentation: an introduction to Argument Mapping 

  4. First Argument: A TMD system for the US and its East Asian allies?

  5. First Map: Creating an Argument Map around the TMD question. 

  6. Second Argument: China’s rise and the problem of Taiwan. 

  7. Second Map: Creating an Argument Map around the Taiwan question.

  8. Third Argument: The prospect in Korea.

  9. Third Map: Creating an Argument Map around the Korea question.

  10. Completing the Argument Maps: Review of Methodology.

  11. South Asia and the Bomb: Pondering Bracken’s Prognosis.

  12. The Gift of Time: Jonathan Schell and the Vision of Sustained Peace.


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