Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ivana Karásková (01.10.2015)
The course focuses on China and political, security and economic relations with some of its neighbors. It aims at introducing to the students the complex geopolitical reality in which the People’s Republic of China finds itself as well as presenting how geographic location, trans-border interactions and history have influenced Chinese identity, China’s perception of the world and its place within the system of international relations.
The course is divided into two main parts. The first part takes a look inside China, focusing on its ancient as well as modern history, the formation of its world view and Chinese foreign and security policy. The second part deals with bilateral relations with some of the most prominent neighbors and adjoining regions, including Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Russia and Central Asia, Indian subcontinent and countries surrounding the South China Sea. Given their prominence in the international system and global political and military presence, the course also covers China’s relations with the United States.