This coming January 2022, we will be welcoming 30 young leaders from across Australia on a six-day online tour of Asia to explore how Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan have responded to conflict since 1950.
During this tour you will be engaging with key players in this emerging region – from UN representatives, NGOs, academics, artists, multinational businesses, embassies, and grassroots organisations (both in Australia and Asia). You will be able to experience everything Asia has to offer, in an interactive online format.
The tour will be centred around the theme of ‘Conflict’ and will focus on three culturally and politically significant countries in Asia – Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan.
We will firstly look at Japan and explore the historical impacts of World War II and its relationship with the West. We will then study Japan’s recent tensions with North Korea, concerning the threat of missiles.
Our tour will then continue to Vietnam, where we will look at the impact of ‘war’ on its society. The Vietnam War and the subsequent impact on the Vietnamese people will be discussed. We will also look at the impact of regional partnerships, such as Vietnam’s membership with ASEAN.
Our final stop on this amazing tour will be Taiwan. We will pose questions relating to the sovereignty of Taiwan and its position in the international system. We will also take a look at Taiwan’s economy and the implications of future conflict.
If you are in Years 10-12, join us as we explore the forces, people and places that have shaped Asia as we know it today. The theme of conflict will not just be examined from a ‘war’ perspective. We will come to understand the impact on individuals, the political outcomes and how this has affected Australia’s relationship with Asia. We can’t wait to see you and partake in this amazing tour!
View and download the Information Pack in PDF format.