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CHINESE POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL460 CHINESE POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: To discuss main discourses and basic tools of Chinese foreign policy, give different point of views about the developments related to China’s rise and give insight and comprehensive understanding about China’s relations with important actors of ınternational arena and also with its neighbours
Contents of the Course Unit: China’s changing perception of ınternational system and the changing role it atttributed itself, how China’s role as a rising power has been perceived by the important actors of international arena as well as China’s neighbours, current and potential issues of conflict and cooperation between China and the important actors of international arena and between China and its neighbours.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction lecturing, discussion, question and answer
2 Alison Adcock Kaufman (2010) The “Century of Humiliation,” Then and Now: Chinese Perceptions of the International Order, Pacific Focus, vol 25, no 1, 1-33. China and Century of Humiliation lecturing, discussion, question and answer
3 Barry Buzan and Zhang Xiaoming (2010) "Debating Chinas Peaceful Rise" CJIP, Vol. 3, 447–460. Yan Xuetong (2001) "The Rise of Chine in the Chenese Eyes" JCC, 10 (26), 33-39. Chinese Threat or Rise of China vs Chinese Harmony or Peaceful Rise/Development lecturing, discussion, question and answer
4 Alastair Johnston (2013) "How New and Assertive ıs Chinas new assertiveness" International Security, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Spring 2013), 7–48 China’s Assertiveness lecturing, discussion, question and answer
5 Li Mingjiang (2008) China Debates Soft Power, CJIP, Vol. 2, 287–308. Daniel A. Bell (2009), Peace, and China’s Soft Power: A Confucian Approach, Diogenes 221: 26–40. Different Tools of Chinese Foreign Policy (Developmentalism, Soft Power, International Institutions etc) lecturing, discussion, question and answer
6 Katie Quan, (2018)Prospects for US-China Union Relations in the Era of Xi and Trump, in Gilded Age, eds Ivan Franceschini, Nicholas Loubere. Richard Maher (2018) Bipolarity and the Future of U.S.-China Relations, Vol 133, NO 3, 497-525. Aaron Friedberg (2005) The Future of US China Relation Is Conflict Inevitable" International Security, vol 30, no 2, 7-45. Different Dimensions of China and USA Relations lecturing, discussion, question and answer
7 Vasily Kashin and Alexander Lukin (2018) "Russian-Chinese Security Cooperation in Asia" Asia Politics & Policy, Vol 10, No 4,614–632. David Kerr (2010) "Central Asian and Russian perspectives on China’s strategic emergence" International Affairs 86: 1 (2010) 127–152. Different Dimensions of China and Russian Federation Relations lecturing, discussion, question and answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Lim Tai Wei (2009) The Rise of China and India, CIJ, vol 7, no 1, 81-104. S.K. Bhutani (2009)"China and India Competing Friends or Rivals" IQ, 65 (4) 383–91. Different Dimensions of China and India Relations lecturing, discussion, question and answer
10 Zheng Wang (2013) Perception Gaps, Identity Clashes. James Reilly (2006)"China's History Activism and Sino-Japanese Relations",CIJ, Vol 4, No 2, 189-216. Different Dimensions of China and Japan Relations (East China Sea Dispute) lecturing, discussion, question and answer
11 Ramses Amer(2015) "The South China Sea: Achievements and Challenges to Dispute Management", Asian Survey , Vol. 55, No. 3, 618-639 Different Dimensions of China and South Asian Countries (South China Sea Dispute) lecturing, discussion, question and answer
12 David Shinn (2013)"China in Africa: Savior or self-interest?"Great Decisions, eat Decisions (2013), pp. 85-96, Foreign Policy Association. Different Dimensions of China’s Relations with Africa and Latin America lecturing, discussion, question and answer
13 Ann Kent (2013) "China’s participation in International Organisations" in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy Book Editor(s): Yongjin Zhang, Greg Austin, ANU Press. (2013) China and International Institutions lecturing, discussion, question and answer
14 Kai He and Huiyung Feng (2013) "Xi Jinping’s Operational Code Beliefs and China’s Foreign Policy" CJIP, VOL 6, 209–231. Avinash Godbole (2015)"Chinas Asia Strategy under President Xi Jinping"Strategic Analysis, 39:3, 298-302 China and Xi Jinping Era lecturing, discussion, question and answer
15 (2015) Chinas Grand Plans BRI and AIIB, Chines American Forum. SHASHI THAROO (2015) Chinas Silk Road Revival and the Fears it stirs,NPQ. China and Bealth and Road Initiative (BRI) lecturing, discussion, question and answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 0 0 0
Preliminary & Further Study 0 0 0
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0
Total Workload of the Course Unit 0
Workload (h) / 25.5 0
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 0,0