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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 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
2 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Course Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 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
1 reading
Module 2 Course Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 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
1 reading
Module 3 Course Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
15 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
1 reading
Module 4 Course Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 430m

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