Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3202: China in World Affairs

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Beverley Loke (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


China’s re-emergence as a major power has raised important questions for international order and global governance. How can we understand China’s rise and impact on an evolving global order? This module critically examines the theory and practice of China’s international relations. You will examine the different theoretical approaches to interpret China’s rise as well as explore the connections between China’s history and contemporary debates on China’s foreign policy. You will also analyse China’s evolving relations around the world, the main drivers of its global engagement, and the processes of competition, contestation and cooperation in key areas of global governance.

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