This course introduces students to the major theories, policies and practices of China’s international development cooperation. It analyzes relevant historical background, policy framework, functioning dynamics and comprehensive impacts. It covers various areas in the international development, including finance, trade, infrastructure, agriculture, industry, economic cooperation zone, etc. Based on materials directly collected from field research and extensive second-hand literature, the course explains the cooperation between China and the developing countries from multiple perspectives.
Opportunities and challenges will be identified in the current cooperation of emerging countries. Finally, combined with readings on Karl Marx, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Polanyi and other thinkers, this course also aims to deepen the theoretic understanding of modernization and globalization process.