Thursday, January 18, 2018

China and the Middle East (WEEK -8 January Thursday January 25): Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries

Dear all, 

For the next week, (Week 8) you should read the following articles before the class:

ARAB WORLD
·      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.
·      Guy Burton. Explaining Beijing’s Shift from Active to Passive Engagement in Relation to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 93-112.
·      China in the Eyes of the Saudi Media Mohammed Turki Al-Sudairi Gulf Research Center GULF PAPERS February 2013.
·      Degang Sun a & Yahia Zoubir. China's Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy. Mediterranean Politics, 2013.

Muhamad S. Olimat. China and North Africa since World War II: A Bilateral Approach
·      Chapter Three: China and Egypt
·      Chapter Two: China and Algeria

Documentaries:
·      Egypt: Made in China - Al Jazeera World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEZg3puVNcg
China: The Arab Connection 
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/new-silk-road-s3/china-the-arab-connection-9510786 

This week, we will have four presentations. YOU SHOULD PREPARE POWER POINTS and EMAIL IT TO ME A DAY BEFORE THE CLASS.

HILAL NUR HALDAN
·  China’s Rise: How Is It Impacting the Gulf, Iran, Pakistan and Beyond? BY Saeed SHAFQAT
LOEUN CHHANY
·      John W. Garver. China and Iran: An Emerging Partnership Post- Sanctions. MEI Policy Focus 2016-3.
·      Mohiaddin Mesbahi and Mohammad Homayounvash. China and the International Non-Proliferation Regime: The Case of Iran. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 73-92
TATIANA GONCALVES MATIAS
·      China and Iran: Economic, political, and Military relations
Scott Harold and Alireza Nader. RAND, 2012.
VOEURN VINICHHAI
·      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.
·      Guy Burton. Explaining Beijing’s Shift from Active to Passive Engagement in Relation to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 93-112.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE PRESENTATION: Please bring RECENT newspaper articles. Articles SHOULD BE related with China and Arab World. 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. 

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

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin

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