ASN 511

This course is intended to examine Chinese Foreign Policy in two different periods: Maoist China (1949-1989) and Post-Mao China (1989- ). Within the first period, China’s domestic politics and its international relations with the outside world is elaborated with specific references to the dynamics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) The second period is mostly characterized by the rise of Chinese economic and military power with its huge population, its emergence as not only Asian but also a global actor in contemporary international politics, Tiananmen demonstrations and the end of the Cold War. The main aim of this course is to understand the major problems, transitions and developers in China’s foreign policy and international role in world politics, especially in relation to the US, India, Russia, Iran and European Union’s foreign policies.