2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog

PG 201 1 - HONORS: Rise of China and U.S.-China Relations


1.00

The rise of China on a global scene is arguably one of the most significant current issues in the study of international relations and many experts believe U.S.-China relations have shaped and will continue to shape the architecture of the 21st century world. The first part of the course covers the historical and theoretical lessons of the rise and fall of great powers and applies them to the rise of China. It explores major factors and variables that drive the rise of a new great power and why a rising power challenges (or does not challenge) the existing international order under what conditions. And then it examines main driving forces behind the rise of China and whether China will challenge the existing international order from historical and theoretical perspectives. The second part examines U.S.-China relations and various issues between the two great powers. It briefly explores the history of U.S.-China relations and then discusses major current issues between the two powers including trade conflicts, the South China Sea dispute, the Taiwan issue, North Korea’s nuclear crisis, human rights, energy, climate change, and military competition or arms race. (Group I)