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144A Int’l Conflict Op-Ed

Posted in California, United States with tags , , , , on July 15, 2010 by foundmeinchina

One of the classes I am taking during my summer in the U.S. is a Political Science class focusing on International Conflict. The class teaches different political theories/perspectives, such as Realism, Liberalism, Critical Theory, World Systems Theory, Constructivism, Feminism, and others, and applies them to the Kosovo conflict. In addition, we had to select a current world conflict and write a research paper, Op-Ed, and Policy paper. I selected the US/China debate over China’s renminbi exchange rate.

Here is the Op-Ed–Though well-written, according to my professor I did not focus enough on one main point, instead jumping back and forth between the difference both countries’ perceptions of one another, the Chinese ownership of foreign debt, and the current international monetary policy of both countries. Oh well. I had fun writing it.

Grade Received: B+

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144A International Conflict Research Paper

Posted in California, United States with tags , , , , on July 8, 2010 by foundmeinchina

One of the classes I am taking during my summer in the U.S. is a Political Science class focusing on International Conflict. The class teaches different political theories/perspectives, such as Realism, Liberalism, Critical Theory, World Systems Theory, Constructivism, Feminism, and others, and applies them to the Kosovo conflict. In addition, we had to select a current world conflict and write a research paper, Op-Ed, and Policy paper. I selected the US/China debate over China’s renminbi exchange rate.

Here is the Research Paper–it’s a long read at ten pages double-spaced, but I think it’s pretty interesting. I definitely learned a lot.

Grade Received: A-

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