• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Rapid economic growth in both China and India is reshaping international relations throughout Asia and the world more broadly.  This course explores the ways in which China and India are rising and then compares how these two states are navigating their respective ascents.  Specific topics to be explored will include policies toward energy and climate change, territorial disputes, participation in international institutions, economic statecraft, and prospects for domestic political change.  Students will write short analytical papers on specific topics and work together to develop a set of scenarios concerning China and India's future positions in the region.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1) critically evaluate how and to what extent to which China and India are "rising;"

2) demonstrate familiarity with key aspects of Chinese and Indian foreign policy;

3) compare how China and India are navigating their respective rises;

4) develop plausible scenarios concerning future political and economic events in Asia, including signposts that indicate which (if any) of these scenarios are in the process of being realized;

5) effectively sum up and communicate the implications of different scenarios for policymakers.

Indicative Assessment

1) Critical Review paper (1500 words) (20%);

2) China-India comparison paper (3500 - 4000 words) (40%);

3) scenario presentation (30%);

4) class participation (10%).

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Prescribed Texts

Peter Schwartz, The Art of the Long View (New York: Doubleday, 1991).

Edward Friedman and Bruce Gilley (eds.), Asia's Giants: Comparing China and India (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

"Special Issue: The Rise of India," Foreign Affairs 85:4 (July/August 2006).

"Special Issue: India Sixty Years On," India Review 8:1 (2009).

David Lampton, The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008).

Pauline Kerr, Stuart Harris, and Qin Yaqing (eds.), China's New Diplomacy: Tactical or Fundamental Change? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Bruce Gilley and Larry Diamond (eds.), Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008).

Alastair Iain Johnston, "Is China a Status Quo Power?" International Security 27:4 (Spring 2003), 5-56.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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