China's Defense and Foregin Policy
|Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||(brak danych) / (brak danych)|
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||China's Defense and Foregin Policy|
|Jednostka:||Wydział Prawa i Administracji|
Grupa przedmiotów fakultatywnych POWER
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||
|Symbol/Symbole kierunkowe efektów uczenia się:||
SM2_W10, SM2_W11, SM2_W12, SM2_U01, SM2_U15
This course is tought by Dr. Vakhtang Maisaia, Professor, Caucasus International University (Georgia).
To teach the student about the essence of China’s contemporary foreign policy and its priorities and their implications to world politics.
The main questions to be covered by concrete questions on China’s foreign and defense issues that are to be formed in the following:
• What is China’s role in Global Politics?
• What is essence of the China’s contemporary politics of defense and foreign directions?
• Who is a real decision-making in foreign policy, defense planning and strategy and national security issues?
• What are key prerequisites to China’s transformation from democracy into authoritarian leadership format with law enforcement agencies involvement?
• What should be the role of China in shaping up new World Order from national geostrategy consideration?
• What are main phases of modern China’s statehood development with party monopolization?
Overview of Course and Requirements. Introduction to Course Details
• General introduction of the course syllabus
• Introduction to China’s Politics key aspects
• General discussion on topic issues
From Nationalistic to Communist Rule –
The China’s Politics
• Overview of China’s political system
• Chinese Collective Leadership
• Political Stability vs. Economic Development
• Post-Coup Period and Last days of the SU
Confucianism and Foreign Policy
• Confucianism: the core of Chinese civilization?
• Religious and Ideology in China
• Political Islam and China
• China and Eurasian Rimland
Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition: Trends and
• Political parties, lobbyists and public
• “Soft Power” in Chinese Politics
• Reshaping Regional Orders
• New Constitutional Amendments and Foreign Policy
China Energy Geopolitics: Pacific Rim
• Trends in Asian Energy Use: The China Factor
• China’s Oil Geopolitics and Asia
• China-Russia Strategic Partnership in Energy Policy
• China Energy Security Strategy
„One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) – Chinese Version of “New
Silk Road”: National Geopolitical Approach for Global
• OBOR as “Smart Power” Concept and World Order
• OBOR and Chinese Eurasian Geopolitics
• China’s Modern Foreign Policy and OBOR as
• Instrument for Achieving National Interests
• China’s Geoconomics drives toward Geostrategy
Chinese Geostrategic Code – An Instrument to Achieve
• China’s Global Ambitions and Capabilities
• Chinese Nuclear Triade
• Chinese military presence abroad
• China’s military modernization and national
• China and Security Dilemma in South Asia
China’s Military Strategy and Doctrine
• China’s military-political system in 21st century
• Role and Mission of the China Army
• Strategy of “Active Defense”
• National White Paper and Threat Perception
• Party Control over the Armed Forces
China’s Geopolitics Future: Global Power or
Super-Power?? – round-table discussion
• How China has reached its geopolitical might in contemporary
• Global Political Order?
• OBOR and China’s foreign policy new mission for reaching
• global hegemony position
Presentation of Research Topics delivered by the pairs –
- 1.5 hours
Final Exam – 2 hours
1) Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn “Energy Security – Toward A New Foreign Policy Strategy”, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Washington, D.C., 2005
2) Jeffrey Haynes “An Introduction to International Relations and Religion”, second edition, PEARSON, London, 2013
3) Robert Ondrejcsak “Introduction to Security Studies”, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), Bratislava, 2014
4) Baohui Zhang “Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition: Trends and Implications”, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Hamburg University Press, 2010
5) Sujian Guo “Chinese Politics and Government: Power, Ideology and Organization”, Taylor and Francis Group, London, 2012;
6) James Mulvenon and David Finkelstein “China’s Revolution in Doctrinal Affairs”, the CNA Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, December 2005;
7) Yilmaz Seraferittin and Changming Liu “China’s “Belt and Road” Strategy in Eurasia and Euro-Atlanticism” in “Europe-Asia Studies” magazine, (J), Vol.70, No.2, Glasgow, 2018.
1. Henry Rowen, 2007, “When Will the Chinese People Be Free?” Journal of Democracy 18(3);
2. Minxin Pei, 2007, “How Will China Democratize?” Journal of Democracy 18(3);
3. Baogang He and Mark Warren, 2011, “Authoritarian Deliberation: The Deliberative Turn in Chinese Political Development”. Perspectives on Politics 9(2);
4. Mary E. Gallagher, 2002, “‘Reform and Openness’: Why China's Economic Reforms Have Delayed Democracy”. World Politics, 54(3);
5. Lily Tsai, 2007. “Solidary Groups, Informal Accountability, and Local Public Goods Provision in Rural China”. American Political Science Review, 101(2);
6. Daniel Kelliher, 1997, “The Chinese Debate over Village Self-Government,” The China Journal, 37;
7. Xin Sun, Travis Warner, Dali Yang and Mingxing Liu, 2013. “Patterns of Authority and Governance in Rural China: Who's in Charge? Why?”, Journal of Contemporary China, 22(2);
8. Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman, 2007, Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China Harvard University Press. Chapter 1;
9. Yongshun Cai, 2008. “Power Structure and Regime Resilience: Contentious Politics in China,” British Journal of Political Science 38;
10. William Hurst, Mingxing Liu, Yongdong Liu and Ran Tao, 2014. “Reassessing Collective Petitioning in Rural China: Civic Engagement, Extra-State Violence, and Regional Variation,” Comparative Politics, 46(4);
11. Yongshun Cai, 2010. Collective Resistance in China: Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail, Stanford University Press. Chapter 7-8;
12. Pierre Landry, 2008. Decentralized Authoritarianism in China: The Communist Party's Control of Local Elites in the Post-Mao Era. Cambridge University Press;
13. Dali Yang, 2004. Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China. Stanford University Press;
14. Yumin Sheng, 2007. “Global Market Integration and Central Political Control: Foreign Trade and Intergovernmental Relations in China.” Comparative Political Studies 40(4);
15. Dali Yang, 1996, Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society and Institutional Change Since the Great Leap Famine. Stanford University Press;
16. David Zweig, 1986, “Prosperity and Conflict in Post-Mao Rural China,” China Quarterly, 105.
|Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:||
After completing the course, student will have the following skills:
Knowledge and understanding
- Broad knowledge of the field;
- Critical analyzing of theories and principles. Analyzing of comples issues of the given field.
- Broad and complex knowledge, which encompasses critical comprehension of theories and principles;
- Skills necessary for professional worker
- Ability to prepare papers with the view to present at the local and international conferences etc.;
- Ability to conduct research on concrete state case-study political development;
- Ability to critically compare different political analytical methods on the issues such as political systems, foreign policy analyses, economic system and etc.
- Collection data related to the field and its explanation;
- Analysis of used data and /or situation using standard or special methods; drawing grounded conclusion.
- Ability to gather and define specific data, also analyze abstract data and/or situations with standard and some specific methods, to form a reasoned conclusion;
- Ability to formulate reasoned conclusion on the topics included in his/her sphere of competency.
- Ability to present his/her position clearly and precisely;
- Ability to orally present the information contained in written documents;
- Ability to single out necessary parts out of the information heard and to present them orally in a processed manner;
- Ability to conduct business discussion, participate in discussion with the specialists of the field;
- Ability to prepare detailed written reports and materials of analytical kind regarding various issues;
- Ability to use academic standards of writing;
- Ability to formulate reasoned opinion in written way;
- Ability to extract important parts out of large amount of information and present it in writing
- Ability to search for the information necessary for understanding the variety of political opinions and ideas of different theorists;
- Ability to determine priorities for further study on the new problems and solutions related to the political processes in China’s case;
- Ability to select and collect data related to the political regime and system architecture;
- Ability to evaluate own learning process in a coherent and comprehensive manner.
|Metody i kryteria oceniania:||
In order to promulgate teaching capability feedbacking, in aegis of the evaluation provision is foreseen arranging 20 points in total during the course delivery and only 70% of 20 points who has passed the course is to be considered as "passed" according to the academic procedure. As for 20 points are to be dispersed like in that manner:
5 points - Final Exam –divided into 2 points for critical essay (at least one page), 2 points for mini-simulation scenario dealing with concrete problems of international security and 1 point – definition;
10 points - seminar activities, based on student's engagement and based on the Professor’s assessment criteria;
5 points - simulation exercise and game in proper manner
The Evaluation procedure will be engaged into the system of lectures deliver procedural format – 4 hours per day – 2 hours theory+2 hours seminar.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie.