理解中国对外政策课程详细信息

课程号 30340083 学分 2
英文名称 Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy
先修课程 This is an intensive graduate level seminar. No specific prerequisite is mandatory but some background on China or international relations will be helpful. Most of the readings are the most recent published journal articles and book chapters, which are updated constantly.
中文简介 An economically more powerful and confident China is exerting unprecedented influence on global affairs with its proactive diplomacy. To understand the sources of Chinese external behavior is essential to predict and respond to China’s international behavior. But the very nature of the structure of Chinese society and government has made this a difficult, if not impossible, task, albeit appealing. The saying that foreign policy making is a black box is more accurate in China than in many other countries. Aiming to open the black box of Chinese foreign policy making, this course tries to bridge foreign decision-making theories and Chinese foreign policy making practice to understand the major factors that shape Chinese foreign policy and how they exert their influences. These include: the impact of historical legacies, systematic constraints, personality and decision-making style of paramount leaders; evolving foreign policy making structure and changing bureaucratic process; fluid domestic politics; and the impact of the military, nationalism and public opinion on Chinese foreign policy. It will unveil how leaders coordinate domestic and international situations in foreign affairs as they always emphasize today. It intends to inform students of China’s external behavior and provide an analytical understanding of the dynamics of China’s foreign policy decision-making.

英文简介
An economically more powerful and confident China is exerting unprecedented influence on global affairs with its proactive diplomacy. To understand the sources of Chinese external behavior is essential to predict and respond to China’s international behavior. But the very nature of the structure of Chinese society and government has made this a difficult, if not impossible, task, albeit appealing. The saying that foreign policy making is a black box is more accurate in China than in many other countries. Aiming to open the black box of Chinese foreign policy making, this course tries to bridge foreign decision-making theories and Chinese foreign policy making practice to understand the major factors that shape Chinese foreign policy and how they exert their influences. These include: the impact of historical legacies, systematic constraints, personality and decision-making style of paramount leaders; evolving foreign policy making structure and changing bureaucratic process; fluid domestic politics; and the impact of the military, nationalism and public opinion on Chinese foreign policy. It will unveil how leaders coordinate domestic and international situations in foreign affairs as they always emphasize today. It intends to inform students of China’s external behavior and provide an analytical understanding of the dynamics of China’s foreign policy decision-making.

开课院系 北京大学教务部
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授课语言 英文
教材
参考书
教学大纲 Session 1, Western Theory and Study of Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 2. China’s Foreign Policy as the Continuation of Chinese History
Session 3, Structural Constraints on China’s Foreign Policy
Session 4, The Evolving Structure of Chinese Foreign Policy-Making
Session 5, Paramount Leaders and Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 6, The Bureaucratic Politics of Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 7, The PLA and Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 8, Domestic Politics, Media, Public Opinion and Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 9, Nationalism, Society and Chinese Foreign Policy
Session 10, Coordination of Domestic politics and Foreign policy.
Session 11, Western Theory and Chinese Foreign Policy Practice: A Chinese School of IR Theory?
Session 12, Wrap up and Final Exam
Participation and discussion constitute a central part in this course. Attendance is mandatory. Students are expected to complete all required readings prior to class meetings and to actively participate in class discussion. Absence without legitimate reasons will lead to deduction in scores for participation and discussion, and in extreme cases, may lead to a student’s failure in the course.
The proceeding of the course will be based on students’ presentation of the required texts related to the general themes and specific topics. Throughout the course, each student is expected to present at least once and hand in the outline of the presentation (1-2 pages) (depending on the number of student enrollment), which briefly summarizes and critiques required texts for a particular session.

Texts
Lu Ning, The Dynamics of Foreign-Policy Decision-making in China, (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1998).
David M. Lampton, ed. The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the
Era of Reform,(Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001).
Phillip Saunders and Andrew Scobell eds. PLA Influence on China’s National Security Decision-making, (Stanford, CA: California, Stanford University Press, 2015).
These are basic books, but most of the readings are from most recent published book chapters and academic journal articles and they are subjected to constant update. No book purchase needed. All the required texts (those highlighted in bold) will be available through PKU Summer School arrangements.

Reading materials are reproduced and furnished to students for this course ONLY. They are not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If you make a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. Plagiarism is “a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.” This includes ideas as well as specific phrases, sentences and paragraphs.
Participants will be required to write a 1,500 word essay on a topic relevant to the course, and take a closed book final examination with 2-4essay style questions, which are based on the required readings and class discussion. No late exam is accepted and late papers will be marked down. The essay paper is to be handed in on the first day of the second week of the programme. The final exam date and the deadline for the final essay are both the last day of the class, which is Friday, August 2. No late submission will be accepted unless a legitimate reason is presented to the instructor at least three days in advance. If you have any question concerning how to pick up a topic and how to write the essay paper, please consult with the instructor.
Class presentation and discussion: 20%
The final essay: 40%
The Final exam: 40%
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