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David M Bachman
POL S 535
Seattle Campus

International Relations of Modern China

Foreign policy of the People's Republic of China: historical antecedents; domestic and international systemic determinants; and Chinese policies toward major states, regions, and issues. Prerequisite: a course on contemporary Chinese politics or history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 535.

Class description

Description: Seminar organized into two parts: 1. Historical development of the foreign relations of the People's Republic of China, 1949 to present. 2. Recent political science works on China and the world.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Text: Reading one book per week. Five reaction papers to readings (from choice of nine weeks). Research paper.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments: Seminar format: reading of one book per week (approximately), and discussion

Grading: Participation: 20%; Short Papers: 40%; Research Paper: 40%.


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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 02/19/2009