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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 reading
Module 2 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

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Reading
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 reading
Module 3 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

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Reading
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 reading
Module 4 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 430m
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Top Reviews

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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