Period 2, Session 2 Spring

Civilizations Collide: China’s Quest for Primacy in the 21st Century

Since the victory of Mao Tse Tung in 1949, China has been on a path to regain its primacy and restore its dignity within the world order. Mao’s successor, Deng Xiao Ping, rebuked communism and embraced free enterprise to enable China to ascend economically. China’s rise since then has been nothing less than spectacular, lifting over a billion people out of poverty to rival the US today as a superpower. During this time, American leadership in the US believed China’s economic success would lead to an open and liberal domestic policy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The advent of Xi Jinping in 2012 proved China to be an assertive and aggressive superpower with an agenda derived from the early days of Mao. This course will present a comprehensive view of China’s quest to redefine the world order in the 21st century and offer a blueprint for US foreign policy to offset China’s threat.

Course Dates:
04/13/2021
04/20/2021
04/27/2021
05/04/2021
05/11/2021
05/18/2021

Course time:
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: Jim Levey

Course Type: Online