• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Feng Zhang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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The re-emergence of China as a major power has raised important questions relating to its role in international politics and the likely consequences for world order. This course will critically assess China's evolving engagement with the outside world by looking at the close relationship between China's internal transitions, domestic institutions and social challenges on one side and its international policies and diplomacy on the other. It will consider new developments in Chinese foreign policy as well as key political, economic, and social changes taking place at the domestic level. Particular attention will be given to six main issues: (1) the interplay between traditional and new forms of Chinese diplomacy; (2) energy and resource security; (3) human rights and environmental responsibility; (4) Chinese institutions and political reform; (5) economic reform and world trade; and (6) Chinese societies and local-global linkages. By moving beyond the traditional international-domestic divide, the course aims to provide students with a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complexity of China's global engagement.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of China's foreign policies and the interplay between foreign policy and domestic politics;
  • Analyse key debates on Chinese foreign and security policy in the scholarly literature and critically analyse key factors influencing Chinese foreign policy;
  • Apply historical and conceptual knowledge of Chinese foreign policy to analyse China's contemporary international relations;
  • Develop strong written and oral skills for discussing and analysing Chinese foreign policy (such as in essays and class presentations).

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment would be based principally on evaluation of student performance in writing essays and delivering short presentations. Breakdown as follows:

Oral Presentations (20%)

First essay: 3000 words. (40%)

Second Essay: 3000 words (40%)

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Workload

Ten hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and eight for reading and writing. Please note, this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8926 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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