This course looks into the diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China. It discusses the development of Chinese diplomacy from the days of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai to the current period. Important questions to be tackled include the policy process, especilly the linkage between internal politics and external policy.
Specific issues to be covered would include China's foreign and security policies, identity and diplomacy, Japan-China relations, US-China relations, regionalism in East Asia, etc.
At class, students will engage in discussion based on prior reading and lecture. From mid-term, students will prepare their own presentations on topics they choose in consultation with the teacher. At the end of the term, they will submit essays as results of their independent research.
By presentation, contribution to the discussions, and essay.
Reading lists will be introduced during class.
Participating students will include those belonging to other graduate schools and the Faculty of Law.
Those students who have already taken the course on Contemporary Chinese Politics and Diplomacy cannot take this course.