Об этом курсе
One of the most significant changes in the world in the past 30 years is the opening of China to the outside world and its engagement with that world. In the initial years of the opening, external forces influenced China’s economy, regional balances, bureaucracy, as well as the political authority of local leaders in the coastal areas. More recently, the world is feeling the effects of a rising China which seeks resources and talent from all around the globe and uses its financial wealth to strengthen its position in the world. This course tracks the opening of China up from 1978 until it joins the WTO, focusing on how the world affected China’s internal development. We then look at various aspects of China’s “going out strategy” — its search for energy, talent, as well as its relations with the United States and the states within the Asia-Pacific region. The instructor has been deeply engaged in research on all these topics, having lived in China during various stages of China’s opening to the outside world. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/7FpNL67EbE4
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Orientation and Module 1: China’s Opening to the Outside World, 1978-2000

Before you start with the content for Module 1, please watch the Course Overview, review the Assignment and Grading page, and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
0.1: Introduction to the Course - China and the World6m
1.1: Explaining China’s Opening to the World, 1978-2000: “Second Image Reversed” and “Relative Prices”12m
1.2: Explaining China’s Opening to the World, 1978-2000: Linkages, Leaders and Models7m
1.3: Visualizing China’s Opening: From Autarky to Mercantilism5m
1.4: Applying the Model to China’s Opening18m
1.5: Case Study: Rural Joint Ventures and the Local Alliance with International Capital14m
1.6: Case Study: China’s Decision to Join the World Trade Organization12m
1.7: Conclusion to the Two Cases3m
Reading2 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 130m

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Module 2: China’s Changing Relations with the World, 2000-2016

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Reading
11 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
2.2 International Political Economy and National Power10m
2.3 Domestic Politics, Leadership and Foreign Policy2m
2.4 Sino-US Relations: The Most Important Bi-lateral Relationship in the World7m
2.5 Sino-Japanese Relations12m
2.6 Sino-Russian Relations3m
2.7 Relations with Taiwan and Hong Kong11m
2.8 China’s Regional Ties3m
2.9 China and ASEAN8m
2.10 China and the Korean Peninsula4m
2.11 China and Central Asia: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)5m
Reading1 readings
Module 2 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 230m

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Module 3: China’s Global Search for Energy and Resources

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10 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
3.2 China’s Energy Anxiety4m
3.3 China’s Strategies to Resolve Energy Anxiety8m
3.4 Key Chinese Actors in Energy Diplomacy and Their Roles5m
3.5 Key Actors Outside the Government9m
3.6 Case Study: Iran – Balancing Energy Needs and Support for Non-Proliferation7m
3.7 Case Study: Angola – Dealing with an Independent, Neutral and Tough Partner12m
3.8 Case Study: Australia – Energy Diplomacy with a U.S. Strategic Ally7m
3.9 Case Study: Australia’s Quixotic Policy Towards China – Trade’s Strategic Significance13m
3.10 Module Conclusion4m
Reading1 readings
Module 3 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 330m

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Module 4: China’s Global Search for Talent and Technology, 1978-2016

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15 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video15 videos
4.2: Explaining China’s Success7m
4.3 The History of the Policy4m
4.4: Improving Policy After Tiananmen8m
4.5: Bringing the Party Back In: The 1000 Talents Program (2002-2008)6m
4.6: The 1000 Talents Program6m
4.7: Evaluating 1000 Talents Policy and its Limits7m
4.8: Case Study: Academics and Universities9m
4.9: Academics and Universities: Current Reforms7m
4.10: Case Study: Scientists and the Chinese Academy of Sciences5m
4.11: The Need for Reform at the Chinese Academy of Sciences11m
4.12: Case Study: Entrepreneurs and the Municipal Governments6m
4.13: Entrepreneurs, Technology and the Search for Shortage3m
4.14: Case Study: The Diaspora Option – Serving China from Abroad2m
4.15: Module Conclusion1m
Reading1 readings
Module 4 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 430m

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Module 5: China’s Rise and the World: A Panel Discussion

In this module, we invited three professors from various universities in Hong Kong to share with us their views on China's foreign policy and China's rise. Let's learn from these experts....
Reading
8 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
5.2: External Influences on Chinese Foreign Policy Behaviour11m
5.3: The Role of China’s Leaders in China’s Rise8m
5.4: Domestic Politics and Its Influence on Chinese Foreign Policy11m
5.5: From a Political Economy Perspective, is China’s Rise Changing the World?13m
5.6: Problems of Misperceptions12m
5.7: Can China Rise Peacefully?15m
5.8: Summary on the Panel Discussion11m
Reading1 readings
Module 5 Course Reading10m

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Final Exam and Course Evaluation

Now is time to test your understanding on the entire course. Take the final exam and complete the post-course survey. Your valuable feedback will certainly help us improve future iterations of the course....
Reading
1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 readings
Rate this course10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Final Exam30m
Post-course Survey42m
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By CCDec 8th 2017

Excellent as the first course of Chinese Politics. The subject, Prof. Zweig, the readings made available, the slides. I just cannot but praise Prof. Zweig an his team. Thank you.

By MNFeb 16th 2018

An excellent course with much to offer. I recommend it to anyone trying to understand China politically.

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David Zweig

Chair Professor of the Division of Social Science and Director of Center on China’s Transnational Relations

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