David M Bachman
POL S 535
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.
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
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%.