This course examines the determinants of China’s foreign policy and her foreign relations since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The course will focus on China’s new social conditions, directions, and foreign policies in the rapidly changing global environment. It will also discuss the new opportunities and challenges that China is facing as a rising power on the world stage. The course is designed to examine relevant issues from both Chinese and other perspectives in order to stimulate discussion among students of different disciplines and backgrounds.

Pre-requisite: None