GOG 260 China in the Global Arena

An introduction to the development of China’s modern economy and society. Focuses on the role and influence of China in contemporary global affairs. Emphasizes Chinese history and contemporary figures to explain China’s relationship to the global economy and its responsibilities as an increasingly important contributor to global governance. Focuses on China’s leadership, soft power, culture, industrialization, domestic innovation and participation in global trade, finance and politics. This multidisciplinary course helps students understand the dynamics of China’s rapid economic growth over the last three decades, and how Chinese and Western scholars interpret the country’s growing importance in the global political and economic system.