GOVT 3967

GOVT 3967

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

China is often thought of as being isolated from the outside world.  It is imagined as existing in historic seclusion, and, following the establishment of the People's Republic, as pursuing a path of autarky. Such separation has then only been somewhat modified by the set of economic reforms that Deng Xiaoping first instituted in the late 1970s.  In this lecture we will seek to turn such conventional wisdom on its head through examining "what China is" via a consideration of transnational currents within the country's development. However, the course's primary focus will not be upon the past, but rather the present and attempting to determine just where the point of intersection between China and the rest of the world is. Coming to terms with such an issue will provide those who enroll in the class with a deeper, more nuanced, understanding of China's rise and this trend's implications for the rest of the world. We will accomplish this task through a combination of surveying the existing literature on China and transnational politics, and considering new theoretical perspectives on both.  

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (IR)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 3395CAPS 3967

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9463GOVT 3967  LEC 001

  •  9536GOVT 3967  DIS 201

  •  9537GOVT 3967  DIS 202