IAS 3264 - Topics In East Asian Studies: Us-China Relations, From 1800 To The Present
This course examines the tangled relations between the United States and China in the competitive geopolitics from the early 19th century to the recent past. The intensity of U.S.-China partnership and rivalry can be discerned in a wide range of national and international events such as the colonial expansion and imperialist invasion in the 19th century, the nationalist movement and cultural modernization in the early 20th century, the Pacific War and the Cold War, the pro-democracy movement in China and the human rights debate, and China's economic reform and its rise as a global economic and political power in the 21st century. By drawing on scholarship in political and social history and area studies, this course analyzes both the historical context and contemporary developments of US-China relations. It helps students better understand the formation and transformation of Sino-American relations and its impacts on domestic, regional, and global history.