As a student of Asian Politics I was thoroughly impressed with the depth and thoroughness with which this area of study is covered. The breadth of this topic alone is extremely valuable, as it allows one to see many different political systems and structures-ranging from ancient China to modern Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. In addition to this extensive global coverage, the political system of these countries varies greatly due to the ethnic composition and the history of each. In Asia, there are often a wide variety of nations represented by different ethnic groups, and the historical practices and political systems change accordingly. With such a wide topic to cover and such a vast number of nations to consider, one can be sure that studying Asia Politics will serve as a lifetime learning experience.
Another tremendous benefit of this broad field of study is that it will give you the opportunity to travel to different parts of Asia and learn about the political systems of those various regions. By going to Asia, you will also have the opportunity to find out about the most prolific writing on a variety of topics from ancient China all the way to twentieth century India. While studying in Asia, you will be introduced to many other cultural nuances as well, allowing you to expand your understanding of the regional culture and politics. For those that are interested in political philosophy and in world affairs, Asia has a wealth of courses available through online universities and colleges that will enrich your overall view of the regional politics and economics.
There are even courses available today that will teach you how to understand the global political system that is Asia. Since the early part of this century, this region has seen the rise of several newly independent countries, along with the globalization that goes hand in hand with those independence movements. The impact of globalization has been felt in every region of this world and the political systems of each country are no exception. With an expansive political system and the opportunities for regional cooperation, Asia is a great place to study international relations and gain a deeper understanding of how political systems affect the people who live in Asia.