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September 01, 2009

Fall 2009 Course - PubPol 751: "China’s International Relations"

Instructor: Xiaohe CHENG
Fridays, 9:00-12:00, Sep 8 – Oct 23, 2009

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students with in-depth analysis of China’s foreign relations since 1949. Beginning with an exploration of the theoretical and conceptual foundations, which have been guiding China's external behaviour, the course will examine China's relations with major powers and some of its neighbouring countries. This course will also explain China's participation in international organizations by analyzing some typical cases. After sorting out some patterns of China's external behaviour, the course will look into China’s decision-making structure and process. Finally, two hot topics, the Taiwan Issue and the South China Sea Dispute, will be discussed with an aim to grasp China's use of force.

Requirements:
(1)Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in discussions and make a vigorous presentation;
(2)Each student is also required to write a research paper on the course theme. The paper should be typed in
double space, use a 12-point font (preferably Times or Times Roman), and 10 pages in length. The main sources of citation must be academic journals and books. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Poor grammar or spelling and improper citation style will be counted against your grade.

Recommended Books:
- Alastair Lain Johnston & Robert Ross ed., New Directions in the Study of China's Foreign Policy, Stanford University Press, 2006;
- Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press, 1998;
- Samuel S. Kim ed., China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium, Westview Press, 1998.

Grade:
Attendance: 10%
Participation and discussion: 20%
Presentation: 10%
Term Paper: 60%

Outline of the Course
1. Theory and Practice
Michael Ng-Quinn, "The Analytic Study of Chinese Foreign Policy," International Studies Quarterly 27(1983), pp. 203-224.
Thomas J. Christensen, "Chinese Realpolitik," Foreign Affairs, 75:5 (Sep./Oct. 1996), pp.37-52.
Samuel S.Kim, "Chinese Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice," in Samuel S. Kim ed., China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium, Westview Press, 1998, pp.3-34.
Samuel D. Kim, "Chinese Foreign Policy Faces Globalization Challenge," in Alastair Lain Johnston & Robert Ross ed., New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy, Stanford
University Press, 2006, pp.276-308.
Wang Jisi, "International Relations Theory and the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy: A Chinese Perspective," in Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.481-505.

2. China's Relations with Major Powers (I): Japan and Russia
Lowell Dittmer, "The Sino-Japanese-Russian Triangle," Journal of Chinese Science, Vol. 10, no.1, April 2005.
Elizabeth Wishnick, "Russia and China: Brothers again?" Asian Survey, Vol.41, No.5 (Sep.-Oct., 2001), pp.797-821.
Mike M. Mochizuki, "China-Japan Relations: Downward Spiral or a New Equilibrium?" Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics, ed., by David Shambaugh, University of California Press, 2005, pp.135-150.
Jonathan D. Pollack, "the Sino-Japanese Relationship and East Asian Security: Patterns and Implications", the China Quarterly, No.124, China and Japan: History, Trends and Prospects. (Dec., 1990), pp.714-729.

3. China's Relations with Major Powers (II): the European Union and the United States
Michael B. Yahoda, "China and Europe: the Significance of a Secondary Relationship," in Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.266-282.
David Shambaugh, "Patterns of Interaction in Sino-American Relations," in Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.197-223.
Kenneth Lieberthal, "Domestic Forces and Sino-US Relations," in Ezra F. Vogel, Living with China: US/China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, An American Assembly Book, 1997,pp.254-276.
Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro, "The Coming conflict with America,” Foreign Affairs, 76:2(March/April 1997), pp.18-32.

4. China's Neighbourhood Diplomacy
Harold C. Hinton, "China as an Asian Power," in Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, pp.348-374.
Dru C. Gladney, "China's 'Uyghur Problem' and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," Paper Prepared for the US-China Eonomic & Security Review Commission Hearings, Washington D.C. June 2006.
Martha Brill Olcott, "The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Changing the 'Playing Field' in Central Asia," Testimony before the Helsinki Commission, Sept.26, 2006.
Alice D. Ba, "China and ASEAN: Renavigating Relations for a 21st-Century Asia," Asian Survey, Vol.43, No.4 (Jul.-Aug., 2003), pp.622-647.
Wang Gungwu, "China and Southeast Asia: the Context of a New Beginning", in David Shambaugh ed., Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics, University of California Press, 2005, pp.187-204.
Allen S. Whiting, "ASEAN Eyes China: the Security Dimension", Asian Survey, Vol. 37, No.4. (April, 1997), pp.299-322.

5. China and International Organization
David M. Lampton, "A growing China in a Shrinking World: Beijing and the Global Order, in Ezra F. Vogel, Living with China: US/China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, pp.120-140.
Samuel S. Kim, "China's International Organizational Behaviour," in Thomas W. Robinson & David Shambaugh ed., Chinese Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice,pp.401-434.
Margaret M. Pearson, "China in Geneva: Lessons from China's Early Years in the World Trade Organization," in Alastair Lain Johnston & Robert Ross ed., New Directions in the Study of China's Foreign Policy, pp. 242-275.

6. China’s Decision-Making Structure and Process
Lu Ning, Dynamics of Foreign Policy Decision-making in China, Westview Press, 1997, pp.7-39.
David Shambaugh, "China's International Relations Think Tanks: Evolving Structure and Process" The China Quarterly, No. 171 (Sep., 2002), pp.575-596.
David Bachman, "Structure and Process in the Making of Chinese Foreign Policy," in Samuel S. Kim ed., China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces the New Millennium,pp.34-54.

7. China in Dispute: South China Sea and Taiwan Issue
Thomas J. Christensen, "Window and War: Trend Analysis and Beijing’s Use of Force," Alastair Lain Johnston & Robert Ross ed., New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy
Melvin Gurtov, "The Taiwan Strait Crisis Revisited", Modern China, Vol. 2, No.1.(Jan., 1976), pp.49-103.
Robert S. Ross, "The 1995-96 Taiwan Strait Confrontation: Coercion, Cedibility, and the Use of Force", International Security, Vol. 25, No.2. (Autumn, 2000), pp.87-123.
Chen Jie, "China's Spratly Policy: With Special Reference to the Philippines and Malaysia," Asian Survey, Vol.34, No.10 (Oct., 1994), pp.893-903.
Eric Hyer, "The South China Sea Disputes: Implications of China's Earlier Territorial Settlements,” Pacific Affairs, Vol.68, No. 1 (Spring, 1995), pp.34-54

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