PKU1 - The Rise of China and Change in the World Politics
4 July 2016 – 29 July 2016
Hosted by Peking University
The rise of China is one of the most important and defining themes in contemporary international relations and world politics.
This seminar course is intended for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students to examine major issues and topics concerning the rise of China from a broad theoretical perspective, and to engage in the academic discourse and policy debate about implications of China’s rise for world politics.
The seminar is organized around the central question – will China’s rise bring about a fundamental change to the international system?
The course is roughly divided into three sections:
I. China’s rise and the paradigm change in world politics;
II. China’s quest for identity and order; and
III. challenges and implications of China rising for Asia and the world.
Under each of these sections, a few specific topics are identified for class discussion.
Two field trips: (1) The National Museum of History; (2) The Marco Polo Bridge and the Museum of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Target Audience & Prerequisites
- Bachelor students
- Master students
- PhD students (PhD students need to consult with instructor about the appropriateness of this course for their research interests.)
Students wishing to enroll in this course are expected to have basic knowledge of international relations and China’s foreign policy.
The course is organized as a seminar. The proceeding of the course will be based on instructor’s overview of specific issues for each session and students’ presentation of the required texts related to the general themes and specific topics, followed by class/group discussion.
The successful students will have demonstrated the ability to analyze the nuances and implications of China’s ascent on the world stage from a broad historical and theoretical perspective.
Five parts of the evaluation will be calculated as follows:
- Attendance 20%;
- Participation 15%;
- Presentation 15%;
- Quizzes 20%;
- Essays 30%
Credit equivalent at host university & contact hours
3 credits - 38 total contact hours (classroom, including 8 hours of TA-led sections) + 8 field trip hours (excluding self-study hours)
Two assigned readings are expected for each session.
8-hour TA-led sections may be arranged in the evenings.
Two field trips (4 hour each) will be organized on the weekends.
Lecturer(s) / Tutor(s)
XU Xin, Cornell University - Visiting Professor, PKU Summer School International
PKU’s Global Village: http://www.pkugv.com/english/index.asp
Students must arrive by: 03/07/16.
Students will be able to check in from: 02/07/16.
Check-out date: 30/07/16.
Students may apply for up to 7 additional days' accommodation.
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RMB 9,000 (includes field trip).
PKU will offer four academic courses (PKU1, PKU2, PKU3 and PKU4) in the 2016 program. The package tuition fee of RMB 9,000 will cover up to two academic courses (from PKU1, PKU2, PKU3 and PKU4) for GSP student. If a GSP student wants to attend three academic courses, an additional tuition fee will apply (RMB 2,000 for one credit).
RMB 120-140 per day for a single room.Approximately RMB 4,000 in total plus returnable deposit of 500 RMB
Living ExpensesApproximately RMB 100 per day
ScholarshipsPKU offers up to 3 IARU students from each member school the funding of accommodation in the program from 03/07/16 to 02/08/16.
Required and / or Recommended Insurance(s)
International insurance must be purchased by the student or his/her home university. Proof of insurance will be required upon registration.