- Code INTR8060
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Feng Zhang
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to: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).
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
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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WorkloadTen 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.
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