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Course Information

Year 2018  School Center for International Education
Course Title
Global Asia Seminar III 02

Instructor HIRAKAWA, Sachiko
Term/Day/Period fall semester  Wed.3
Category Global Studies Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom 3-708 Campus waseda
Course Key 9800003003 Course Class Code 02
Main Language English
  Course Code GENX103S
First Academic disciplines General Studies
Second Academic disciplines General Studies
Third Academic disciplines General Studies
Level Beginner, initial or introductory Types of lesson Seminar
  Open Courses

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2018/02/24 11:55:13

Subtitle China and Globalization
Course Outline

China has become a key player in the world. China's growing power has been always debated among politicians, academia, journalists, and general peoples in the world. Since 1978 the world has changed China, but can we say now China is beginning to change the world?  David Shambaugh, one of the leading China experts, tackled with this big question and analyzed interactive relations between China and globalization. Comprehensively examining various dimensions, he concluded that China is the "partial power," whose emergence and impact on the world is weaker than conventional observations. This seminar discusses Shambaugh's arguments, while learning China and global issues from his book. Students are required to make chapter summary presentations and actively participate in discussions.The topics run over multi-disciplinary fields such as security, diplomacy, economy, sociology, culture, and history..

Objectives 1.To get a general knowledge of contemporary China and Globalization.
2.To think about China's influence or roles in today's globalized community.
3.To exchange own views among international classmates and enhance mutual understanding.
before/after course of study All students are required to prepare questions and comments in addition to assigned readings.
Course Schedule

The course covers the following contents of the textbook. Introductory and conclusive sessions are additionaly scheduled.

1. Understanding China's Global Impact

2. China's Global Identities

3. China and Global Diplomatic Presence

4. China and Global Governance

5. China's Global Economic Presence

6. China's Global Cultural Presence

7. China's Global Security Presence

8. Coping with a Globalized China


Textbooks David Shambaugh, China Goes Global: The Partiap Power (Oxford Press, 2013)
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Papers: 70% 2 short papers 40%
Term paper 30%
Class Participation: 30% Class contribution (presentation and discussion)
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