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An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global power.  The unit will focus on domestic, regional and international politics of China and its relations with the United States, Japan, the Koreas, the ASEAN states, the EU and Africa.  The implications for Australian foreign policy of China's rising power and the new international relations will also be examined.

Summary 2020

Unit name China's Global Power
Unit code HIR203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr. Mark Harrison

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HIR303HSA258, HMA258, HMA358, HSA358


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:         2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus:         web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly


1,000-word report (10%);  tutorial participation (10%);  2,000-word essay (40%);  end-of-semester take home exam (40%)

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