International Relations of East Asia

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/04
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the security dimension of China's rise. While much of the public debate on China and security revolves around Beijing's expanding military capabilities, the security dimension of China's rise is in fact a more complex and multi-faceted phenomenon: it involves both China's domestic politics and its foreign policy, and is closely intertwined to other dimensions of China's rise (diplomacy, foreign trade, soft power etc.). By focusing on the security dimension, the course will then address a set of issues that are crucial for China's rise and its implications for the rest of the world.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The course is composed of two units that investigate on the security dimension of China's rise in its domestic and external implications. The first unit will focus on civil-military relations in contemporary China: we will analyse how Party-Army relations evolved throughout the history of the People's Republic of China, with a focus on the role that the military plays in Chinese politics today and its impact on the foreign policy decision-making process. The second unit will turn to China's military doctrine and to the employment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in China's foreign policy: we will focus on doctrinal developments since the 1980s and analyse some examples of PLA operations, including naval operations in support of China's maritime claims, participation in UN peacekeeping missions and anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The course is composed of two units that investigate on the security dimension of China's rise in its domestic and external implications. The first unit will focus on civil-military relations in contemporary China, with a focus on how Party-Army relations evolved throughout the history of the People's Republic of China and its impact on the foreign policy decision-making process. The second unit will turn to the employment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in China's foreign policy and will address the issue of China's use of military force in territorial disputes.
SPS/04 - POLITICAL SCIENCE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Dossi Simone
Professor(s)
Reception:
On Tuesdays from 4.30 to 6.30 pm. Students are kindly requested to make an appointment in advance via email. Until the end of the Covid emergency, office hours will take place on Microsoft Teams.
Dipartimento di Studi internazionali, giuridici e storico-politici, via Conservatorio 7, 1st floor, room 8