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

Arab in jiamusi china


Sunday, January 14, 2018

China and the Middle East (WEEK -7 January Thursday 18): Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries

Dear all,

For the next week, (Week 7) you should read the following articles before the class:

IRAN
·      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
·      China and Iran: Economic, political, and Military relations
Scott Harold and Alireza Nader. RAND, 2012.

Documentaries:
·       The Debate - Iran-China ties – Press TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdDUqPny5c
·       Discussion: China-Iran ties – CGTN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9eRx8Z0pFE

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

AHMED MOHAMED HASSAN
·      Sino-Turkish Strategic Economic Relationship in New Era by Zhiqiang Zou.
·      “Turkey Dream” and the China-Turkish Cooperation under “One Belt and One Road” Initiative by ZAN Tao
ASMAA ABUSAMAK
·  Altay Atli.Turkey’s Foreign Policy Toward China: Analysis and Recommendations for Improvement. Global Relations Forum Young Academics Program Policy Paper Series No.3. http://www.gif.org.tr/Documents/YAc%20Makaleleri/turkeys-foreign-policy-towards-china-analysis-and-recommendations-for-improvement-dr-altay-atli.pdf
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.

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

China and the Middle East (WEEK -6): QUIZ-2, Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries


Dear all,

This class will take a place on Monday January 15, at the East Campus.

For the next week, (Week 6) you should read the following articles before the class:

TURKEY
·      Political Conflict to Economic Cooperation: Sino-Turkish Relations in the Context of New Era Michael McCall and Tugrul Keskin
·      Sino-Turkish Strategic Economic Relationship in New Era by Zhiqiang Zou.
·      “Turkey Dream” and the China-Turkish Cooperation under “One Belt and One Road” Initiative by ZAN Tao.
·  Altay Atli. Turkey’s Foreign Policy Toward China: Analysis and Recommendations for Improvement. Global Relations Forum Young Academics Program Policy Paper Series No.3. http://www.gif.org.tr/Documents/YAc%20Makaleleri/turkeys-foreign-policy-towards-china-analysis-and-recommendations-for-improvement-dr-altay-atli.pdf 

Documentaries:
Turkey and China: Partners against terror? - CCTV  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQLTKLpXtE
Exclusive interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – CGTN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k90KRQ1d6og 

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

MARTIN ROZENGARDT
·      Chaoling Feng. Embracing Interdependence: The Dynamics of China and the Middle East. Brookings Doha Center. Policy Briefing April 2015.
·      Stig Stenslie. China debates its future role in the Middle East. Noref expert Analysis – May 2014.
NAO SOKSAMNANG
·      Mohammed Turki al-Sudairi. Israel-Sino Relations through the Prism of Advocacy Groups. Number 8: November 2013.
·      Aron Shai. China and Israel Relations and Future Prospects. ASPJ Africa & Francophonie - 2nd Quarter 2014.
AHMED MOHAMED HASSAN
·      Sino-Turkish Strategic Economic Relationship in New Era by Zhiqiang Zou.
·      “Turkey Dream” and the China-Turkish Cooperation under “One Belt and One Road” Initiative by ZAN Tao
ASMAA ABUSAMAK
·  Altay Atli.Turkey’s Foreign Policy Toward China: Analysis and Recommendations for Improvement. Global Relations Forum Young Academics Program Policy Paper Series No.3. http://www.gif.org.tr/Documents/YAc%20Makaleleri/turkeys-foreign-policy-towards-china-analysis-and-recommendations-for-improvement-dr-altay-atli.pdf
HILAL NUR HALDAN
·  China’s Rise: How Is It Impacting the Gulf, Iran, Pakistan and Beyond? BY Saeed SHAFQAT

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE PRESENTATION: Please bring RECENT newspaper articles. Articles SHOULD BE related with China and Turkey. 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-2: You will take your second quiz on Monday JANUARY 15 and the quiz covers the following chapters:

Yitzhak Shichor. The Middle East in China's Foreign Policy, 1949-1977
·      4 The struggle against imperialism and revisionism 106
·      5 The struggle against social imperialism 145
·      Conclusion 189

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

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2nd World Congress on Marxism to be held in Beijing - Peking University May 5 - 6, 2018 - China


THE SECOND WORLD CONGRESS ON MARXISM
Peking University May 5 - 6, 2018. The 2018 - China

The World Congress on Marxism is organized every three years by Peking University in China in collaboration with the school of Marxism in Peking. In 2015, more than 200 scholars from all over the world attended the First World Congress on Marxism and most of them construed it as an important event for Marxist studies and radical philosophy.
The Second World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, May 5 - 6, 2018. The 2018 Congress is held on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx and the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, and it invites discussions on the nature, roles, and responsibilities of Marxist philosophy, socialist studies in the 21st Century, Chinese experience and path and Chinese Marxism.
This World Congress on Marxism represents a real step forward in international understanding in the circle of Marxist and radical philosophy. It is a chance for philosophers from all over the world simply to talk and listen to one another. We invite you to walk around the most beautiful campus of China, listen to the lectures, participate in the debates, enjoy the cultural activities, and share your experiences with others. Welcome to Beijing!


2nd World Congress on Marxism to be held in Beijing  
Xinhua| 2017-10-22 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In a First for an Israeli University, Technion Opens a China Campus

Tech Nation| Incubator developing technology for elderly opens in Be’er Sheva ■ MyThings startup asks court for stay of proceedings ■ Anodot raises $23 million for data analysis based on artificial intelligence

Lior Dattel, Ruti Levy and Eliran Rubin

HAREETZ - Dec 21, 2017  

In a first for an Israeli university, Technion opens a China campus  The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology became the first Israeli university with a campus in China after the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology formally opened its doors Monday in Shantou, a city in Guangdong province. A partnership with the Li Ka Shing Foundation and the Guangdong and Shantou governments, the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology will offer undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and science. “China offers the Technion a broad platform to realize its academic excellence. We in turn must learn from the Technion and Israel what innovative thinking is,” said GTIIT Chancellor Li Jiange.

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China and the Middle East (WEEK -4): Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries

Dear all, 

For the next week, (Week 4) you should read the following articles before the class:

  • Keskin Tugrul and Christian Braun. When a Sleeping Giant Wakes – A Neoclassical Realist Analysis of China’s Expanding Ties in the Middle East. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 1-26. (ATTACHED)
  • Lillian Craig Harris. China's Relations with the PLO. Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 123-154.
  • Chaoling Feng. Embracing Interdependence: The Dynamics of China and the Middle East. Brookings Doha Center. Policy Briefing April 2015.
  • Stig Stenslie. China debates its future role in the Middle East. Noref expert Analysis – May 2014.

DOCUMENTARY:
  • Can Iraq hold together? - Amatzia Baram
  • Amatzia Baram on the possibility for an end to the Syrian civil war 
  • The scenario for the battle of Mosul, as seen by Dr. Amatzia Baram

This week, we will have FOUR presentations on Wednesday. YOU SHOULD PREPARE POWER POINTS and EMAIL IT TO ME A DAY BEFORE THE CLASS.
This week, two students will have presentations: 

FRANCISCO SUAZO DEBERNARDI
  • 4 The struggle against imperialism and revisionism 
ABDURRAHIM SAGIR
  • 5 The struggle against social imperialism 145
  • Conclusion 189
DAVID PEREZ
  • Keskin Tugrul and Christian Braun. When a Sleeping Giant Wakes – A Neoclassical Realist Analysis of China’s Expanding Ties in the Middle East. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 1-26. 
  • Lillian Craig Harris. China's Relations with the PLO. Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Autumn, 1977), pp. 123-154.
MARTIN ROZENGARDT
  • Chaoling Feng. Embracing Interdependence: The Dynamics of China and the Middle East. Brookings Doha Center. Policy Briefing April 2015.
  • Stig Stenslie. China debates its future role in the Middle East. Noref expert Analysis – May 2014.

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

HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Best to all, 

Tugrul Keskin