PKU2 - The Rise of China and Change in the World Politics
3 July 2017 – 28 July 2017
Hosted by Peking University
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:
- China’s rise and the paradigm change in world politics;
- China’s quest for identity and order; and
- 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 (subject to change if the museum schedule changes)
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.
Credit equivalent at host university & contact hours
Credits at host university: 3 credits
Contact hours: 40 total contact hours in classroom + 8 field trip hours (excluding self-study hours)
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 02/07/2017.
Students will be able to check in from 01/07/2017.
Check-out date 30/07/2017.
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RMB 9,000 (includes field trip).
PKU will offer four academic courses (PKU1, PKU2, PKU3 and PKU4) in the 2017 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 01/07/17 to 30/07/17.