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About Us

About Us

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The Department of Diplomacy is in charge of teaching undergraduates, master’s degree students, and doctoral students. It has a staff of 30, including 7 professors, 12 associate professors and 6 lecturers. The department also invites many senior diplomats and scholars from famous universities as part-time professors. It has five sub-sections -- Diplomatic Studies, Chinese Foreign Relations, Political Science and Public Management, Public Diplomacy, and Consular Studies. The department undertakes the teaching and management of the Professional Training Course for new recruiting diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. It also holds in-service professional courses for officials from foreign affairs offices of the provincial and the municipal level governments, and runs training courses for teachers at U.S. universities.

In order to train inter-disciplinary talents in diplomacy and foreign affairs who possess proficiency in foreign languages, diplomatic theory and practice, and have an all-round development in terms of morality, intelligence and physical qualities, the department runs the following courses: An Introduction to Diplomatic Studies, Contemporary China’s Foreign Relations, Contemporary International Politics, The Diplomatic History of the Recent and Modern China, Post-War History of International Relations, Theories of International Relations, Diplomatic Strategy and Security, Foreign Policy Decision-making, Foreign Policy Analysis, Multilateral Diplomacy, Chinese and Foreign Political Systems, Diplomatic Etiquette, Consular and Overseas Nationals Issues, and Modern Office Skills. Courses on bilateral relations, such as Sino-U.S. relations, Post-War Sino-Japanese Relations, are offered along with courses on regional or single-country study, such as Studies on the European Union, African Politics and Economy, and British Politics and Foreign Affairs. Some of these courses are taught in English. Students can take humanities courses, -- International Law and International Economics -- to gain economic and legal knowledge relating to foreign affairs. The top undergraduates have access to minors in English, International Law or International Economics and Trade. The department emphasizes the practicability of professional education in foreign affairs and, to this end, advocates and supports the practical activities of students. Extra-curricular activities such as Model UN, the Diplomatic Negotiation Contest, and Contest of Knowledge on Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs have proved successful.

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