CHINA’S POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Since the beginning of the 21st century, mainland China has become the world second largest economic entity by joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) and connecting with the world economy. The economic performance has also boosted the overall national strength of the Chinese mainland and attracted worldwide attention. Behind the bright economic achievement, part of China’s political system has changed but the other part also has not changed. The Chinese governmental systems and bodies with economic and trade functions have to be reformed in order to connect to the world economy. However, the Chinese government still insists on its socialist political system with Chinese characteristics. In addition, poverty, disparity of urban and rural, environmental pollution, corruption and other issues in Mainland China have gradually caused waves of social, political, social and economic stability obstacles. This course will lead the students to understand the political, economic and social reforms, transformation, and developments in mainland China from a macroscopic and correct perspective.

Course Outcome

  1. To learn the economic development in China from the macro, proper and profound points of view.
  2. To learn the change of Chinese politics and economy.
  3. To learn the economic circumstances and the change of social development;
  4. To learn the role of China in the world economy.
  5. To learn the change of Chinese government.
  6. To learn the development of Chinese

Course duration: 1 semester

CHINA'S POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. The evolvement of China’s economy
  2. The development of China’s politics
  3. The change of China’s social development

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the economic development in China from the macro, proper and profound points of view.
  2. Learn the change of Chinese politics and economy.
  3. Learn the economic circumstances and the change of social development. 
  4. Learn the role of China in the world economy.
  5. Learn the change of Chinese government.
  6. Learn the development of Chinese reformation in politics, economy, and social culture. 

Course duration: 1 semester

TAIWANESE BUSINESS MODELS IN CHINA

  1. Business models
  2. Changing of business environment in China
  3. Taiwanese business models in China
  4. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the analysis and structures of business models.
  2. Apply the knowledge to do critical analysis and discussion of China’s market and investment environment.
  3. Understand, analyze and discuss different Taiwanese business models in China.

Course duration: 1 semester

BUSINESS MODELS OF TAIWANESE BUSINESS IN CHINA

In 1978, Mainland China started economic reforms and the open door policy. Taiwanese businessman was gradually seeking business opportunities in there due to the similar languages and the advantage of geographic location. However, the political and economic environments in Mainland China are quite different from Taiwan and they changed rapidly after its entry into the WTO. The accurate understanding of business environments in Mainland China is the key for Taishang to do business. This course will discuss the three basic models of doing business in China for all foreign investors, including Taiwanese businessman, Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures, Sino-Foreign Cooperation Contractual Joint Ventures, and wholly-foreign-owned enterprise. In addition, entry time, entry models, entry barriers, and managerial issues which are relevant to Taishang’s investment considerations and affected by business environment in China will be discussed as well. Taishang’s business experiences will be discussed from cases studies.

Course Outcome

  1. Understand the analysis and structures of business models.
  2. Apply the knowledge to do critical analysis and discussion of China’s market and investment environment.
  3. Understand, analyze and discuss different Taiwanese business models in China.

Course duration: 1 semester

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL REGINE

  1. The reasons to study global governance and international regime
  2. Governance under international relation
  3. The basic ideas of global governance
  4. Anarchy under global governance
  5. Global trading regime and multilateral agency
  6. Conflict solution
  7. International security

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the relation between Global Governance and International Regime.
  2. Examine the paths to reach public profits in international society by international regime.

Course duration: 1 semester

GLOBAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  1. The theory of regional economic integration
  2. The economy development regime of UN
  3. The development of regional economic integration
  4. Dialectical disputes of globalization and regionalization
  5. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the concepts of regional economic integration.
  2. Learn the history of regional economic integration and related theories.
  3. Distinguish the economic development of main countries in different regions.
  4. Analyze the pros and cons critically of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by countries.
  5. Acquire the prime management ability for international political economy issues, long-term analysis of regional integration, and decision making of short-term crisis.
  6. Learn regional economic integration and development as well as understand the needs of underdeveloped regions from the perspective of humanitarian concerns.

Course duration: 1 semester

HISTORY, THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. Introduction of global development
  2. Theory of development
  3. International political economy and international development organization
  4. Safety and development of humanity
  5. Human rights and development
  6. Environment and development
  7. Religions, politics and development
  8. Gender and development

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Evaluate the conditions of historical development and prime theories in global contemporary era.
  2. Discuss the issues of global development related to politics, economics and society.
  3. Evaluate the developing situation of individual country.

Course duration: 1 semester

ISSUES OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SECURITY

  1. Analytical structure of global economy and finance security issues.
  2. Issue studies (I)
  3. Issue studies (II)

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand and analyze the analyzing structure of global economy and finance security issues.
  2. Apply the structure to critically analyze and study global economy and finance security issues.
  3. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns from the issues of global economy and finance security.

Course duration: 1 semester

CULTURAL POLITICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

The course introduces cultural-political struggles in Southeast Asia. In this region, culture is seen as a site of struggles. It is manifested in the struggles through social relations, power structure of dominance and subordination. The course shows different examples of culture wars that give us a clear sense of representation of history, racial nationalism, and politics of art.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. understand and analyze various agendas of cultural politic;
  2. know the development of cultural studies in Southeast Asia, political economy of culture and cultural changes, resistance of cultural production power, and other agendas regarding identity politics.

Course duration: 1 semester

GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCTRCY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

This course will lead graduate students to explore democratization process and multiple challenges faced in governance in Southeast Asia. The concept of “governance” discussed in this course will not be limited to the ruling of government but expand to examine how private sector, non-governmental organizations or international organizations collaboratively solve complex social problems, influence public policy making and distribute resources.

Course Outcome

  1. Deepen their interest in governance of Southeast Asia.
  2. Systematically understand related theories in democratic governance.
  3. Apply democratic governance theories on the studies of Southeast Asia.

Course duration: 1 semester

POLITICAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIS

This course aims to discuss the political economy of Southeast Asian countries and the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Discussing topics will cover: the development of political economy of each sovereign state in ASEAN, the operational features of ASEAN, and the association between Taiwan’s Southbound policy and Southeast Asian countries. There are 12 sovereign states in Southeast Asia but each individual state’s political economic development is quite different. The operational features of ASEAN are also quite different from other regional governmental organizations. The causes, reasons and effects of differences will be discussed in this course. In addition, in order to achieve a successful Southbound policy, it is necessary to have a comprehensive understanding about Southeast Asian countries. Hence, the perspectives and issues from this region will also be covered in this course.

Course Outcome:

  1. Understand the academic theories for exploring Southeast Asian countries and regional political economy.
  2. Apply the academic theories to explore Southeast Asian countries and issues of regional political economy.
  3. Conduct research paper on Southeast Asian countries and regional political economy.

Course duration: 1 semester

STUDY OF INTERNAITONAL RELATIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

This course examines key aspects of the contemporary international relations of Southeast Asia, with the primary focus on the relations of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The course explores the different domestic political contexts in which Southeast Asian decision-makers operate, the historical backdrop to the region’s major intrastate and interstate conflicts and disputes, and the key security issues and challenges affecting the region and individual states.

Course Outcome:

  1. understand the major national interests and defense policy of Southeast Asian countries;
  2. discuss the influence of history and domestic politics to ASEAN foreign policy;
  3. analyze the ASEAN role in the grand structure of world politics;
  4. assess the policy change among ASEAN countries and other major powers in the future.

Course duration: 1 semester

CHINESE SOCIETY AND CLUTURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

  1. The migration histories, distribution, and social characteristics of sinophone communities in Southeast Asia;
  2. Political, economic, social, and cultural leaders in sinophone communities and their stories;
  3. Economic activities of sinophone communities in Southeast Asia;
  4. Political participation of sinophone communities in Southeast Asia;
  5. Calendric, religious, and cultural activities of sinophone communities in Southeast Asia.

Course Outcome:

  1. Practice the ways of integrating theories in the analysis of practical situations.
  2. Gain skills of examining social histories and ethnic cultures.
  3. Enhance knowledge and strategies of intercultural communication and negotiation.

Course duration: 1 semester

SOUTHEAST ASIA AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The course considers the strategies of international business, especially in Southeast Asia. It equips students with a framework to formulate strategies that will help them win in the global marketplace. International business leaders need to understand the market, know the tools to evaluate the market, and comprehend how global competition is quickly changing the world around them. The course covers alternative modes of market entry, including import and export, contracting with suppliers and distributors, strategic alliances and partnerships, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Case studies are used throughout to illustrate the basic principles of multinational business management and strategy.

Course Outcome:

  1. Understand many essential elements of international business management in Southeast Asian countries.
  2. Familiar with the basic principles of multinational business management and strategy.
  3. Enhance problem-solving skills and critical analysis techniques.
  4. Further develop written and oral communication skills.

Course duration: 1 semester

PROGRAM EVALUATION

  1. Goals of value and effectiveness in evaluation programs
  2. Main methods to evaluate effectiveness
  3. Tools for program evaluation
  4. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the features, advantages and disadvantages of different ways for program evaluation.
  2. Have an intimate knowledge of tools for program evaluation, and comprehend the effects and orders of operation.
  3. Apply the analysis methods to the practice of program evaluation.

Course duration: 1 semester

THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF STRATEGIC MANAGMENT FOR FOREIGN-RELATED TASKS

  1. Foreign-related tasks
  2. Introduction to cases of foreign-related tasks
  3. Practices of foreign-related tasks

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Acknowledge the strategic making for foreign-related tasks and the factors influencing the decisions.
  2. Understand the difficulties and required abilities while facing foreign-related tasks.
  3. Acquire the abilities to cognize and analyze current global foreign-related tasks.
  4. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns while learning strategic management for foreign-related tasks.

Course duration: 1 semester

CASE STUDIES AND PRACTICES OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT FOR FOREIGN-RELATED AFFAIRS

  1. Theories of crisis management
  2. Case studies of crisis management for foreign-related affairs
  3. Practices of crisis management for foreign-related affairs

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Develop the ability for comprehending and analyzing the theories of crisis management.
  2. Comprehend the cases of crisis management for foreign-related affairs critically.
  3. Plan a suitable management method through practices of case studies.
  4. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns while learning crisis management for foreign-related affairs.

Course duration: 1 semester

THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF LEADING FOREIGN-RELATED TASK FORCE

  1. The role as a leader in foreign-related task force 
  2. Theories of leadership
  3. Practices of foreign-related task force
  4. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn about foreign-related task force.
  2. Comprehend the essentials of leadership’s theories.
  3. Plan an efficient pathway to arouse the potential of foreign-related task force through individual case practices.
  4. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns while learning how to lead foreign-related task force.

Course duration: 1 semester

GLOBAL COMPETITION AND CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  1. Global enterprises
  2. Rapidly changing global market 
  3. Market evaluation and analysis
  4. Global competition and challenging case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the global competition and environmental development of international enterprises.
  2. Understand the challenging circumstance of international enterprises.
  3. Critically examine the global competition of international enterprises and study the methods against the challenges.
  4. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns from the issues of global competition and challenges.

Course duration: 1 semester

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND MARKET RESEARCH

  1. Market analysis
  2. Marketing research
  3. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the concepts and operation of international marketing, and understand the marketing process for international enterprises.
  2. Use tools, methods, ideas and marketing concepts to exploit international markets.
  3. Learn the distinctions of each target markets, in order to localize the marketing strategies.
  4. Understand the importance and connection between international marketing and humanitarian concerns.

Course duration: 1 semester

RESEARCH METHODS FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  1. Research methods
  2. Literature review and critique
  3. Ethical concerns of international affairs
  4. Study population
  5. Research design
  6. Case studies of international affairs
  7. Data mining and analysis
  8. Thesis proposal and writing

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Follow the principle of social science and do the proper research of international affairs.
  2. Evaluate the research related to the development of international affairs.
  3. Collect, apply, and analyze qualitative and quantitative information.
  4. Critically analyze the media information related to international affairs.
  5. Design proper research plan according to the issues related to international affairs.

Course duration: 1 semester

PHILOSOPHY, THEORIES AND ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

  1. International political economy
  2. Power of politicians and the selection of economic policies. 
  3. The interaction and influence of domestic and foreign organizations. 
  4. International capital flows
  5. Exchange rate and macroeconomic policy
  6. Sovereign debt
  7. International political economy of international organizations.

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the importance of international political economy
  2. Acquaint with international political philosophy and theory of development.
  3. Discuss and analyze the contemporary significant issues of international political economy.

Course duration: 1 semester

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NGO MANAGEMENT

  1. The orientation of NGO in international development
  2. The management strategies of NGO
  3. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the role of NGO in international development.
  2. Understand the system, function and management of NGO.
  3. Think and analyze critically about the international affairs related to NGO.
  4. Stand on the side of NGO and understand the importance and possible actions of humanitarian concerns. Moreover, to have a further discussion about aids and actions offered by NGO in the future.

Course duration: 1 semester

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS, ETIQUETTE AND INTERACTIONS

  1. Meeting project management
  2. International etiquette
  3. Venue management
  4. Practices of meeting project management

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the essential know-how to organize international meetings.
  2. Train the skills as aides and staff in organizing international meetings and to underpin the operation of MICE.
  3. Nurture the proper attitude and international etiquette for MICE, show appropriate international etiquette and expand international interactions.
  4. Understand the importance of humanitarian concerns while acquiring the abilities for organizing MICE.

Course duration: 1 semester

PLANNING AND IMPLENENTATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITIONS

  1. Organizing MICE
  2. Proposal writing
  3. Practice for international conferences and exhibitions

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn about MICE, and how to organization.
  2. Train the skills as aides and staff in organizing MICE, and underpin the operation of MICE.

Course duration: 1 semester

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  1. Introduction to project management
  2. Project management by objectives
  3. Project planning
  4. Case studies

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Understand the basics of project management.
  2. Hold proper concepts of MBO, time management and budget management.
  3. Understand the dependency and sequential relationships among tasks, and apply project management skills.

Course duration: 1 semester

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION

  1. Cognition process of cross-cultural communication
  2. Cultural factors of negotiation
  3. Negotiation culture
  4. Issues and cases of cross-cultural communication and negotiation

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Build up cross-cultural sense.
  2. Develop the skills of communication and negotiation in any circumstances.
  3. Communicate efficiently in different cultural circumstances
  4. Build up the basic negotiation skill and the capability of logical analysis.

Course duration: 1 semester

GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING

  1. Format for grant writing
  2. Business plan writing
  3. Budgeting
  4. Practice for grant writing

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Learn the basic knowledge and process of grant writing.
  2. Learn the know-how, order of priority and cause and effect in grant writing.
  3. Learn the process of budgeting and support the operation process.
  4. Learn the orientation and methods of fundraising for supporting the operation process.

Course duration: 1 semester

THESIS/TECHNICAL REPORT OF INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA-COOPERATION RESEARCH PROJECT

Thesis / Technical Report

Course Outcome: Students are able to:

  1. Complete a thesis related to the significant issues of international affairs independently or to complete a final report of an industry, government and academy cooperative research case.

Course duration: 1 semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students design their own research and study plan.

Course Outcome: Students are able to accomplish their own research.

Course duration: 1 semester

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