China and the International Legal Order

China and the International Legal Order

Professor Mark Wu
Spring 2022 seminar
Th 6:45pm - 8:45pm in WCC Room 3008
2 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam
Students will be expected to complete three reaction papers and send in discussion questions in advance of class.

In the Xi era, China has started to cast aside the long-standing maxim of “keeping a low profile and biding one’s time” in international affairs. What does China’s rise portend for the international legal order? In what ways is China seeking to reshape global norms versus uphold a status quo order exhibiting increasing fragility? This seminar examines this question for various domains of international law, including climate change, economics, sovereignty, human rights, and development. It will consider the ways in which history, geostrategic competition, as well as domestic economic and political interests impact these questions.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law