Chinese Foreign Policy

Course #NS4642

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This seminar examines and analyzes the major developments in Chinese foreign policy since 1949. It introduces historical legacies and traces the major developments during the Cold War, such as Chinese intervention in the Korean War, the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance, and improvement in Sino-American relations. The course focuses on understanding and analyzing Chinese foreign policy in the post-Cold War world and China's rise, including topics such as China's grand strategy, China's relations with the U.S., Taiwan, and Asia, and PLA modernization. This seminar also provides an opportunity for students to conduct original analysis and research on Chinese foreign policy.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 255


  • At least one NS Asia/China course (two preferred)
  • consent of the instructor
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

  •  18 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

    Winter break

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