This module consists of two parts. In the first part of the module the impact of globalization and modernization on Asian economies is explored. Models of economic development, international trade, foreign direct investment and global multilateral institutions are discussed in the context of their impact on Asia and vice versa. In addition, patterns of political, social and demographic change in different Asian countries are compared and explored. In the second part of the module, in-depth country analyses are conducted. Methodologies for conducting country analysis are demonstrated and various Asian countries are explored and analyzed. Individual country analysis will include student presentations as well as lectures and discussion.