Prep for China 2

People seemed to like the collection of China resources, coaches especially liked that it was focused on developing topic knowledge rather than cutting cards. So in this posted I have collected some podcasts and videos you can listen to on the bus etc. to make sure you are getting the maximum productivity out of your time as neoliberalism demands.



Michael Beckley and Sean Lynn-Jones on China’s Economy 

Beckley is a former debater at CPS and Emory University. He also wrote an article that will be a major piece of topic research


Two assumptions dominate current foreign policy debates in the United States and China. First, the United States is in decline relative to China. Second, much of this decline is the result of globalization and the hegemonic burdens the United States bears to sustain globalization. Both of these assumptions are wrong. The United States is not in decline; in fact, it is now wealthier, more innovative, and more militarily powerful compared to China than it was in 1991. Moreover, globalization and hegemony do not erode U.S. power; they reinforce it. The United States derives competitive advantages from its hegemonic position, and globalization allows it to exploit these advantages, attracting economic activity and manipulating the international system to its benefit. The United States should therefore continue to prop up the global economy and maintain a robust diplomatic and military presence abroad.


When doing research its always important to follow through by looking at footnotes, and also “cited by” – a way to view what other scholars have cited the article you found key cards from. Doing that for this article reveals


Stephen G. Brooks, William C. Wohlforth. (2016) The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: China’s Rise and the Fate of America’s Global Position. International Security 40:37-53.
Online publication date: 10-Feb-2016.


Xiaoting Li. (2015) Dealing with the Ambivalent Dragon: Can Engagement Moderate China’s Strategic Competition with America?. International Interactions41480-508.
Online publication date: 27-May-2015.


Charles L. Glaser. (2015) A U.S.-China Grand Bargain? The Hard Choice between Military Competition and Accommodation. International Security 39:449-90.
Online publication date: 1-May-2015.


Avery Goldstein. (2013) First Things First: The Pressing Danger of Crisis Instability in U.S.-China Relations. International Security 37:449-89.
Online publication date: 4-Apr-2013.

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, Michael Beckley. (2013) Debating China’s Rise and U.S. Decline. International Security 37:3172-181.
Online publication date: 13-Dec-2012.




China, China, China


This episode of the NPR money podcast discusses:

What’s going on in China? Is the second largest economy in the world about to come crashing down? On today’s show: how to view the stock market, why even Chinese officials don’t trust the country’s official economic numbers, and the big shift behind it all.



Oxford has a bunch of pretty good podcasts, for brevity I will only list two.


Trading with the Enemy: the Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People’s Republic of China

Dr Hugo Meijer gives a talk at the International Political Economy of East Asia seminar.

In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To do so, Hugo Meijer investigates a strategically sensitive yet under-explored facet of US-China relations: the making of American export control policy on military-related technology transfers to China since 1979. Trading with the Enemy is the first monograph on this dimension of the US-China relationship in the post-Cold War. Based on 199 interviews, declassified documents, and diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, two major findings emerge from this book. First, the US is no longer able to apply a strategy of military/technology containment of China in the same way it did with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This is because of the erosion of its capacity to restrict the transfer of military-related technology to the PRC. Secondly, a growing number of actors in Washington have reassessed the nexus between national security and economic interests at stake in the US-China relationship – by moving beyond the Cold War trade-off between the two – in order to maintain American military preeminence vis-à-vis its strategic rivals. By focusing on how states manage the heterogeneous and potentially competing security and economic interests at stake in a bilateral relationship, this book seeks to shed light on the evolving character of interstate rivalry in a globalized economy, where rivals in the military realm are also economically interdependent.



The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: a first step towards a sino-centric regional order?


Drs Matteo Dian and Silvia Menegazzi give a talk on the AIIB at the International Political Economy of East Asia Seminar

This presentation will analyse the strategy that led China to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and its likely consequences for the regional and global economic order. The creation of the AIIB embodies a considerable shift for the Chinese approach to regional and global governance, constituted by an increasing will to promote a transition from a ‘Western-led governance’ to a more inclusive ‘East-West co -governance’.
Is the AIIB initiative just an instrument created to sustain China’s economic prosperity and Xi Jinping’s call for a ‘Chinese Dream’? Is it a consequence of China’s growing frustration with the Bretton Woods’ architecture? Or, is it rather a first stepping stone towards a new China-centered financial and economic order? Does this entail a relevant threat to the world’s economic order and its institutions? Or is it more simply a symptom of the increasing normative and institutional plurality of the current international order?
In this light, the seminar will scrutinize Beijing’s new multilateral project taking into account China’s growing regional role, and in particular, it’s renewed centrality in the East Asian region. In the course of the seminar, particular attention will be devoted to the analysis of the challenges and priorities as discussed by Chinese scholars, policy analysts and think tank experts.


5: The Economic Causes and Cures of Social Instability in China

Professor John Knight (Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) delivers a lecture about social instability in China.




I assure you Lemon, John McCain is very real… and his institute had a debate basically about the topic



There was also a debate on intelligence squared about the US, China, and capitalism



They also did a similar debate on whether or not the Pan K is a good 2NR option



In which John Green teaches you about the end of World History, and the end of the world as we know it, kind of. For the last hundred years or so, it seemed that one important ingredient for running an economically successful country was a western-style democratic government. All evidence pointed to the idea that capitalist representative democracies made for the best economic outcomes. It turns out that isn’t the only way to succeed. In the last 40 years or so, authoritarian capitalism as it’s practiced in places like China and Singapore has been working really, really well. John is going to look at these systems and talk about why they work, and he’s even going to make a few predictions about the future.



Do you have any other resources you have found? Please post in the comments or on facebook and I will compile in part 3


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