Seminar on the Chinese People's Liberation Army

Course #NS4620

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course is a reading seminar on the evolution of the PRC's military and its domestic and foreign policy roles. It reviews the evolution of Maoist and post-Mao security strategies, military decision making, professionalism versus politicization of the army, the calculus of deterrence and the use of force in PRC foreign policy, and party-army and civil military relations. Prerequisites: None.

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Application Deadlines

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Winter quarter applications due

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  25 Sep 2023

    Fall Quarter instruction begins

  •  09 Oct 2023

    Columbus Day (holiday)

  •  24 Oct 2023

    Shift day: treat as Friday class schedule

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