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Chinese Foreign Policy


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. M. Taylor Fravel

Category
Politics

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
This lecture course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the international relations of the People’s Republic of China. China’s foreign relations during the Cold War as well as contemporary diplomatic, security and economic issues will be examined to identify and explain China’s foreign policy goals and their implementation since 1949. Throughout, this course will investigate the sources of conflict and cooperation in China’s behavior, assessing competing explanations for key events and policies. Readings will be drawn from political science, history, and international relations theory.