Chinese Defence Policy

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chinese Defence Policy

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    The aim of this subject is to examine Chinas defence policy in terms of doctrine, strategy and modernisation of the Peoples Liberation Army. Historical-cultural factors that shape contemporary Chinese defence thinking are also considered, as are Chinese defence potentialities in view of the countrys rapidly growing status as a regional superpower. Chinas relations with the USA, Russia and its region are also considered.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Knowledge of Chinese defence philosophy; requirements for defence policy; history, development, composition and modernisation of China's armed forces; conflict resolution applying Chinese strategic concepts.
    2. Leadership and collaboration in group work that  requires analysis of information and incorporation of diverse views.
    3. Understanding of Chinese security and defence principles within the International Relations system so that responsible and objective assessments are made.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.