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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 209 - Chinese Foreign Policy

This course explores how China understands and pursues its foreign policy interests. Starting with how major international relations paradigms analyze China’s interests, we move to an examination of China’s domestic political structures. Topics include President Xi Jinping’s articulation of the “China Dream,” how Chinese international relations theorists have thought about China’s grand strategy, China’s growing influence in international development finance and global governance with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and “One Belt, One Road”, as well as some of their implications for developing countries. We also consider China’s military modernization, as well as its efforts to cultivate international “soft power” and reshape transnational norms. 

Credits 1

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Social Science, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars