Thursday, January 25, 2018

China and the Middle East (WEEK -10 Thursday February 1): Quiz-3, Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries


For the next week, (Week 10) you should read the following articles before the class:

NORTH AFRICA
Muhamad S. Olimat. China and North Africa since World War II: A Bilateral Approach
  • Chapter One: China and North Africa: An Overview 
  • Chapter Four: China and Libya 
  • Chapter Six: China and Morocco 
  • Chapter Ten: China and Tunisia 
  • Chapter Eleven: Prospectus and Conclusions

Documentaries:
This week, we will have four presentations on Thursday. YOU SHOULD PREPARE POWER POINTS and EMAIL IT TO ME A DAY BEFORE THE CLASS.
MIRAS TOLEPBERGEN
  • Sean Foley. Seek Knowledge Even If It Takes You to China (Via Washington) Saudi Arabia and China in the Twenty-First Century. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 166-188.
  • Geoffrey F. Gresh. The Gulf Looks East Sino-Arab Relations in an Age of Instability. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 149-165
SAIF MUSAWA
  • China and Yemen’s Forgotten War
  • Localizing Chinese migrants in Africa: A study of the Chinese in Libya before the Civil War Jie Wang
SOEUNG SEYHAK
  • Chapter Four: China and Libya 
  • Chapter Six: China and Morocco 
IBRAHIM UZGUR
  • Chapter Ten: China and Tunisia 
  • Chapter Eleven: Prospectus and Conclusions

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE PRESENTATION: Please bring RECENT newspaper articles. Articles SHOULD BE related with China and North Africa and Maghreb. Other subjects will not be accepted. PLEASE VERY BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE YOUR ARTICLE IN THE CLASS!
I need a print copy (First page) of your article, and please include your full name on it.  

QUIZ – 4 (You will take the quiz-4 on Thursday March 8 - 101 Graduate School, East Campus, 13:00 - 13:30) and the quiz covers the following chapters:

  • Degang Sun & Yahia H. Zoubir. China's Economic Diplomacy towards the Arab Countries: challenges ahead? Journal of Contemporary China, 2015 Vol. 24, No. 95, 903–921,
  • YAO Kuangyi1. China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in the Last Decade. Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia) Vol. 8, No. 4, 2014.
  • Degang Sun a & Yahia Zoubir. China's Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy. Mediterranean Politics, 2013.. 
  • Sean Foley. Seek Knowledge Even If It Takes You to China (Via Washington) Saudi Arabia and China in the Twenty-First Century. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 166-188.
  • Geoffrey F. Gresh. The Gulf Looks East Sino-Arab Relations in an Age of Instability. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 149-165
  • Manochehr Dorraj and James English. The Dragon Nests: China’s Energy Engagement of the Middle East. CHINA REPORT 49: 1 (2013): 43–67
  • Muhamad S. Olimat. China and North Africa since World War II: A Bilateral Approach
    • Chapter One: China and North Africa: An Overview 
    • Chapter Two: China and Algeria
    • Chapter Three: China and Egypt 
    • Chapter Four: China and Libya 
    • Chapter Six: China and Morocco 
    • Chapter Ten: China and Tunisia 
    • Chapter Eleven: Prospectus and Conclusions

QUIZ-3: You will take your third quiz on Thursday February 1st and the quiz covers the following chapters:

  • YORAM EVRON. Israel’s Response to China’s Rise A Dependent State’s Dilemma. Asian Survey, Vol. 56, Number 2, pp. 392–414. 2016. 
  • Yiyi Chen. China’s Relationship with Israel, Opportunities and Challenges: Perspectives from China. Israel Studies, volume 17 number 3.
  • Aron Shai. China and Israel Relations and Future Prospects. ASPJ Africa & Francophonie - 2nd Quarter 2014. 
  • Yoram Evron. China’s diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East: the quest for a great-power role in the region. International Relations 2017, Vol. 31(2) 125–144.
  • Sino-Turkish Strategic Economic Relationship in New Era by Zhiqiang Zou.
  • John W. Garver. China and Iran: An Emerging Partnership Post- Sanctions. MEI Policy Focus 2016-3.
  • China and Iran: Economic, political, and Military relations. Scott Harold and Alireza Nader. RAND, 2012.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Best to all, 

Tugrul Keskin

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