The course describes the major elements of Chinese foreign policy today, in the context of their development since 1949.
It looks at China’s relations with various countries and regions, as well as Chinese policy toward key functional issues in international affairs. It analyzes decision-making processes that affect Chinese foreign policy, and relate Chinese foreign policy behavior to theories of international relations and foreign policy.
It looks deeply at how the rise of China is affecting global power relations and how other actors are responding. The course pays attention to the application of different international relations theories to the problems we study, and also takes an interest in policy issues facing decision-makers in China as well as those facing decision-makers in other countries who deal with China.
Professor: Prof. QIU Hua-fei
Work to do: Divided in different group, every team has to present to the class a research about China and its relations with another country or group of countries. At the end of the course, every student has to deliver a paper with depth study about an argument, faced during the semester.