China’s changing global role: different perspectives, 3 ECTS
Organiser: University of Turku, Centre for East Asia Studies / University Network for Asian Studies
Instructor: Niki Sopanen, Doctoral candidate, Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change, University of Helsinki
Time: spring 2021
Goals: The aim of this course is to provide different scholarly perspectives to the very complex and contested issue of China’s changing global role.
Contents: China is regaining its position as a global power and it aims to become a leading power not only in the sphere of economy but also in technology, culture, and military strength. At the same, China is challenging existing norms of global governance and promoting new alternatives to the global economic and political system that have been built since the Second World War, mainly by Western countries. In this course, various Finnish and Chinese experts address China’s changing global role from the angle of their own academic background. The course provides different approaches for the analysis of China’s rise.
- Online lectures, course readings and online materials
- Quiz on the contemporary history of China’s foreign relations
- Short writing assignments and group discussions
Application period: November 2–22, 2020.
Please check if your university is a member of the Asia Network in 2021. There are changes in the membership at the turn of the year.
Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.