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Critical Issues in U.S. - Chinese Relations - JMM600
Anglický název: Critical Issues in U.S. - Chinese Relations
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (4)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=3845
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Garant: Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D.
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Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)
The purpose of this course is to look into one of the most important contemporary bilateral relationships - relations between the PRC and the U.S. Within the scope of the course we will analyze key issues that influence the Beijing-Washington relationship – from strategic considerations and international roles played by both actors to economic cooperation and the issue of human rights. We will also look at some of the domestic factors that are instrumental in shaping the bilateral relationship. The dynamics of Sino-American relations will be illustrated by several case studies (Taiwan, South China Sea, etc.).
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)

See individual resources in each week. 


  • Harry Harding, A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972 (Brookings, 1992).

  • James Mann, About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton (Knopf, 1999).

  • Henry Kissinger, On China (Penguin Books, 2012).

  • David M. Lampton, Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (California, 2001).

  • Bill Owens, “America Must Start Treating China as a Friend,” Financial Times, November 17, 2009. 

  • Fred C. Bergsten, “A Partnership of Equals,” Foreign Affairs 87, no. 4 (July/August 2008): 57-69.

  • Thomas Barnett, "When China Ruled the World", Esquire, December 21, 2010.

  • Ramo, Joshua Cooper, The Beijing Consensus (New York: Foreig Policy Center, 2004).

  • Charles Glaser, „Will China’s Rise Lead to War,“ Foreign Affairs 90, no. 2 (March/April 2011), pp. 80-91.

  • Martin Jacques, A New Sun Rises in the East, New Statesman, June 25, 2009, available online http://www.newstatesman.com/asia/2009/06/united-states-china-world-west 

  • Taiya M. Smith, Why Go Strategic. The Value of a Truly Strategic Dialogue Between the United States and China, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Policy Outlook, July 28, 2010. 

  • Bernard D. Cole, China’s Growing Maritime Power: Implications for the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, December 6, 2006.


Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)

Most of the classes will evolve around a document - an article or a video. The lecturers will explain the key concepts and the key issues, each class will then include space for discussions related to the assigned material.

In summer semester 2021, all classes will take place through ZOOM. 


Jana Sehnálková is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D. (31.01.2021)

SELECTION TOPICS which will be covered:


15.2. Introduction to the course


22.2.How China Sees America and How America Sees China, Traumas of Tiananmen

Henry Kissinger, On China, Chapter 1 

Mike Pompeo, The United States and the China Competition, Feb 8, 2020.


1.3.  Visions of China Challenge and Bush Administration 

  • Zheng Bijian, „China’s „Peaceful Rise“ to Great-Power Status,“ Foreign Affairs, September/October 2005

  • David Shambaugh, „A New China Requires a New U.S. Strategy,“ Current History, September 2010. 


8.3. U.S. and China’s Rise   - Obama and China

  • Hillary Clinton, „America’s Pacific Century,“ Foreign Policy (November 2011), available online. 

  • Randall L. Schweller, Xiayu Pu, “After Unipolarity: China´s Visions of International Order in an Era of U.S. Decline,” International Security, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Summer 2011): pp. 41-72.

15.3.  China´s Foreign Policy Making - Actors and Schools of Thoughts

  • David M. Lampton, How China is Ruled: Why It´s Getting Harder for Beijing to Govern, Foreign Affairs (Jan-Feb 2014), p. 74-84.


22.3. China´s New Security Concept, China´s Military


29.3.  Going to War over Taiwan? Recent Developments in Cross-Strait Relations



5.4.  no class - Easter 


12.4. US v. China in Near Neighborhood: South China Sea - case study

  • Robert D. Kaplan, “China´s Carribean,” In Asia´s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific (Random House, 2014), pp.32-50.


19.4.  China´s Domestic Challenges

  • Elizabeth Economy, China's Imperial President, Foreign Affairs, 2014 https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2014-10-20/chinas-imperial-president


26.4.  China-U.S. economic/trade relations/Trump’s trade war

  • Elisabeth Economy, “The G-2 Mirage“, Foreign Affairs 88, no. 3 (May/June 2009): 14-23.


3.5.  China´s Rise: Challenge to America Globally?

  • John Williamson, „Is the Beijing Consensus Now Dominant?” Asia Policy, January 2012.

  • Robert D. Blackwill and Ashley J. Tellis, Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2015.


10.5.  China’s soft power and COVID, China’s tools of building of influence

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