NS4642 Chinese Foreign Policy

This seminar examines and analyzes the major developments in Chinese foreign policy since 1949. It introduces historical legacies and traces the major developments during the Cold War, such as Chinese intervention in the Korean War, the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance, and improvement in Sino-American relations. The course focuses on understanding and analyzing Chinese foreign policy in the post-Cold War world and China's rise, including topics such as China's grand strategy, China's relations with the U.S., Taiwan, and Asia, and PLA modernization. This seminar also provides an opportunity for students to conduct original analysis and research on Chinese foreign policy.


At least one NS Asia/China course (two preferred) or consent of the instructor

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Quarter Offered

  • As Required