Role of Japan in East Asia’s contemporary post-war economic developmentalism
Please answer the following question as an opinion/commentary and/or short research piece:
“Outline the role of Japan in East Asia’s contemporary post-war economic developmentalism (in
terms of political-economic, socio-economic, geo-economic OR business structures). You may
discuss this question in terms of Japan’s contributions towards the entire region of East Asia
(CJK+ASEAN10) or in terms of individual countries in East Asia (using an individual country in
CJK+ASEAN10 as a case study).”

1. If you choose the commentary/opinion piece option, there is no need to consult secondary sources.
Please express your own opinions only. Please do not use other published sources without citations.
You may also do a summary of the class notes or class discussions/presentations.
2. If you choose the short research essay option and consult secondary sources, you must use one
of the following universal citation system for English-language academic essay writing: Harvard,
Chicago, APA or MLA citation system.

Restrict your answer to 300-800 words. Not below 300 and not above 800 (including footnotes and
bibliography if you choose the short research essay route).

Feel free to choose any option you are comfortable to write (commentary/option piece option & short research essay option).
Please clearfully read the writing requirement for the two opitions (as indicated in the second and third paragraphs). If you choose the essay optiion, please use the Harvard style citation.