China's Emergence as a Global Power
This course will explore China’s emergence as a global economic, financial, political, and military power. We will discuss the Chinese economic model in a historical and comparative perspective. We then will turn toward the challenges the Chinese economy is currently facing, and we will be analyzing the most recent reform proposals and their likely chance of success. We will seek to understand why (or why not) and how effectively policies are moving to address the significant short- and medium-term economic challenges the Chinese economy is facing. The second part of the course will focus on the global political implications of China’s rise. More specifically, we will analyze the impact that China’s emergence has had and will have on the existing global economic-financial order (e.g., AIIB, OBOR). Last but certainly not least, we will explore how China’s emergence as a global power has affected and will affect Sino-US relations (e.g., South China, East China Sea, Korea). We also will seek to understand the medium-term military-diplomatic dynamics in East Asia and Washington’s and Beijing’s medium-term diplomatic strategies by putting China’s rise in a historical perspective.
You'll Walk Away with
- A comparative and historical perspective of the the Chinese economic model
- Knowledge of the impact that China’s emergence has had, and will have, on the existing global economic-financial order
- Anyone interested in global affairs and international relations
- Those whose work would benefit from greater knowledge of China’s economy and relations with the US