Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS201
Module Title: International China
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course provides students with an understanding of China’s role in international affairs, especially given the increase in its economic importance, and develops an ability to apply this knowledge to analyzing and evaluating related issues and trends.
Learning outcomes 
A) Demonstrate understanding of international relations theory and how it explains China’s rise and its implications for international politics

B) Demonstrate understanding and critically assess the domestic context of China’s foreign policy: how culture, history, key stakeholders, and policy-making processes and priorities influence the formulation and implementation of Chinese foreign strategy and policies, and inform its negotiating strategies

C) Analyse and evaluate China’s participation in major international organizations such as the United Nations, International Monterey Fund, and the World Bank and other multilateral fora

D) Critically assess China’s growing influence in international economy

E) Analyse China’s relationship with key countries and regions, and how the US response to the “rise” of China shapes global and regional developments

F) Conduct basic research using multiple search applications/tools in English/Chinese-source data environments

G) Compose different types of academic papers—book report, policy memo, and research paper to describe, synthesize, and analyse China’s relationship with major international issues and trends

H) Demonstrate presentation skills, in both individual or group formats

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics.
The syllabus will typically include the following topics:

International relations theory and the rise and fall of great powers

Theoretical approaches to the study of rising powers: realism, liberalism, and constructivism

China’s rise: what do we know and how do we measure it

China’s rise in world politics: theoretical and policy implications

China and the international system: in search of its identity

China, the UN, and international organizations

China as a stakeholder: peacekeeping, nuclear nonproliferation, and anti-terrorism

The global economic and financial institutions: China’s growing role

Emerging global issues: climate change, energy security, and health

China and the United States: G-2 superfusion or pending rivalry for hegemony

BRICS as the way China, emerging markets, and future of global economy

China and the global South

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Performance 15.00
2 In-Class Presentation 10.00
3 Short Essay 15.00
4 Research Essay 20.00
5 Final Exam 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:20:14 PM