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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 81.10 The Rise of China

This seminar explores the growth of Chinese wealth and power, and implications of that growth for regional and international politics. We begin by studying historical periods of Chinese strength and decline, and by studying China’s past relations with the United States and its neighbors. We examine China’s transition from a position of weakness into one of growing wealth and power, and how this may affect its relations with the world’s most powerful country, the United States. Are the United States and China doomed for superpower confrontation, or can China’s rise be accommodated? Next, we explore rising China’s relations and disputes with its neighbors. This course has two primary goals: (1) to familiarize students with the international strategic issues that are salient to China’s rise (in East Asia, and in U.S.-China relations); and (2) to provide students with analytic tools (theories and military analysis) useful to the study of East Asian international security relations.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:NW

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Offered

Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.