ECTS - Rising China: Past and Present

Rising China: Past and Present (UI511) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Rising China: Past and Present UI511 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nilgün Eliküçük Yıldırım
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to give information about the rise of the China and its influences in world politics. The students will be able to analyse the power balances in the contemporary international relations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify China's position in the international system
  • Define the relations between Chinese foreign policy and national politics
  • Comprehend China's Multilateral diplomacy towards Asia and Africa
Course Content Comprehensive study of the foreign policy of China by focusing on topics like nationalism, multilateralism, terrorism, human rights, status and wealth; the strengths and problems of Chinese economy and its integration with the rest of the world.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction None
2 China and the International Order Deng and Wang, Chapter 1
3 Beijing's Incentive Structure: The Pursuit of Preservation, Prosperity and Power Deng and Wang, Chapter 2
4 Better than Power: International Status in Chinese Foreign Policy Deng and Wang, Chapter 3
5 National Image Building and Chinese Foreign Policy Deng and Wang, Chapter 4
6 Nationalism and Chinese Foreign Policy Deng and Wang, Chapter 5
7 Chinese Foreign Policy in the Age of Globalization Deng and Wang, Chapter 6
8 China's Multilateral Diplomacy in the New Millenium Deng and Wang, Chapter 7
9 China's U.S. Policies Deng and Wang, Chapter 8
10 The Evolution of Beijing's Policy toward Taiwan Deng and Wang, Chapter 9
11 Democracy and Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Policy Deng and Wang, Chapter 10
12 Terrorism and Chinese Foreign Policy Deng and Wang, Chapter 11
13 Rising China and Its Integration with the Changing World Economy Wang, Chapter 1
14 Rising China: Its Strength and Problems Wang, Chapter 2
15 Continental Drift: China and Global Economic Crisis Wang, Chapter 4
16 General Overview


Course Book 1. Yong Deng and Fei-Ling Wang (Eds.). China Rising: Power and Motivation in Chinese Foreign Policy. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005
2. Liming Wang (Ed.). Rising China in the Changing World Economy. New York: Routledge, 2012

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 10 150
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 157