GEOG 128
Geography of International Affairs

Summary and Final Tasks



This lesson gives a brief overview of the 'Rise of China' since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Contemporary China's domestic politics, economic growth (and recent stock market slides), global investment and development strategies, as well as its regional and global geopolitical ambitions are certainly much more complex than we can cover in one lesson. However, it is a start and should provide some foundation for you to further investigate and research in the coming years and months beyond this class - as the nation will certainly not shrink from geopolitical importance.

For More Information

Indeed, the Obama Administration has embraced its "pivot to Asia" as part of its geostrategic planning. For more information on this pivot, check out the following two links:

The Obama Administration's Pivot to Asia: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell (The Foreign Policy Initiative, n.d.)

What Exactly Does It Mean that the US is Pivoting to Asia (The Atlantic, April 15th, 2013)

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 9 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 9! Double-check the Lesson 9 module in Canvas to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 10.