20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module explores one of the defining challenges of the 21st century Chinas rising international status and the implications for global order. In engaging with key theoretical perspectives, the module takes an insider-outsider approach: first, seeking to understand China on its own terms before attempting to explain how its growing power and influence is likely to affect evolving international structures, norms and practices. In so doing, we shall address the big questions relating to Chinas transformation historically, and its global expansion today: Why has China's national unity endured? What accounts for the survival of the Chinese Communist Party? Does China have a grand strategy? And is China a responsible stakeholder in global governance?

Staff Contact: Katherine Morton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Oral Presentation in class (20%), Book Review (1000 words, 30%)

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