The rise of China is one of the most important developments of our era. Within 30 years, China has transformed from a poor and isolated country to an economic and political power with growing influence in the global system. This is an ongoing process, and it is difficult to predict how it will continue. This course examines the rise of modern China, the reforms it is going through and its integration within the global system, focusing mainly on its foreign policy and national security.
The course objective is to familiarize students with the basic characteristics and motives of China's foreign policy and national security through analytical presentations of major models, concepts and historical events.