China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response

China is on track to become a global superpower in the twenty-first century and is rapidly increasing its military strength. At the same time, the social, political, and economic forces of China's transition create uncertainty for the country's future. China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response explores the history of U.S.-China relations and prepares students to advocate different options for U.S. policy towards China in a simulation set in the U.S. Senate.

Introduction: China in the Twenty-First Century

Part I: The History of U.S.-China Relations

Part II: China’s Transformation

Part III: The U.S.-China Agenda

Lesson: Looking at China

Lesson: Art and Politics: Ai Weiwei

Lesson: Cross-Strait Relations

Lesson: U.S. and Chinese Perspectives

Synthesis: Tracking China’s Future

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