2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYW-1169 Dragons and Demons: Debunking Myths of China


Though Americans from all walks of life are increasingly aware of China’s economic, military, and political rise, myths and misperceptions of the People’s Republic of China abound. Policy makers, the business community, academics, reporters, and the general public all contribute to American images of China. While some herald the dynamic liberalizing reforms occurring within the country, others denounce the Chinese leadership as “fascists” interested only in power and oppression. How are American images of China shaped, and how accurate are these various portrayals of the world’s most populous nation? How can false images of China exacerbate bilateral tensions and restrict reforms within the PRC? 4 credits.



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