Law 165 - China and International Law

Alex Wang

Alex Wang

Assistant Professor of Law
B.S. Duke University, 1993
J.D. New York University School of Law, 2000
UCLA Law Faculty Since 2013
Course Description:

Forty years ago, China was one of the most isolated countries in the world. Today, it is a major player in international affairs, the leading exporter in a globalized trade regime, and an increasingly influential voice in regional security matters. At the same time, China retains a deeply ambivalent attitude towards many key aspects of international law and the architecture of global order. This class will introduce students to key issues concerning China and international law. The first class will offer an introduction to China’s growing international engagement. The remaining five classes will each cover a single topic: the China-Taiwan-US triangle, Hong Kong sovereignty, China and the WTO, the South China Sea, and international environmental law. The course will explore the ways in which China is adapting to or shaping the rules of international order. The course grade will be based upon class participation and three reaction papers (3-page, double spaced).

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Alex Wang 18S 165 LEC 17 W 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1.0 No No
  Class will meet on 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, in room 3473.