The U.S.–China relationship is often described as the most important and the most complex relationship of our times. Despite past and present tensions, the two countries have to engage each other economically, politically, and strategically. In addition, virtually all global issues of today require some degree of cooperation between the two. This course is designed for those who want to understand this complex relationship from both U.S. and Chinese perspectives. By examining key points in this relationship, the areas of major interests, players and forces, we gain a more nuanced understanding of the factors that influence both sides in their policy-making and political choices.
For matriculated SU students, this course may count toward the International Relations Program Asia geographic region concentration, and toward either the International Security and Diplomacy (ISD) or International Political Economy (IPE) topic concentration.
This course may also be registered as PSC 300.2. With instructor approval, available in fall semesters as an Independent Study.
Department: International Relations