NB This is still the description of 2014-2015, we are currently in the process of updating. After the update, this message will no longer be visible.
Successful completion of ‘Inleiding tot het huidige China A: Politiek, Economie en Maatschappij’ in BA1 is required
This course gives you an overview of the political and socio-economical development of China from ‘liberation’ to the present. In this course, we explore various aspects of China’s economic development, including the reforms of government policies and policy processes in order to accelerate economic development; the ideological changes in government policy making and among Chinese citizens due to economic development; dynamic changes in China’s socio-economic regimes including agriculture, industrial structure, urban-rural relations, and social welfare system; and the challenges faced by the Chinese society during economic development such as income (and regional) inequality, maintenance of financial stability, environmental governance, and so on.
The analysis of China’s domestic economic development is located in a wider regional and international context, which helps the students understand better some specific policies and effects (e.g. We must recognize China’s dynamic position in the international economy in order to understand government policies on trade and investment and their effects on domestic industrial structure and labour movements).
By the end of the course, the students are expected to have good knowledge of China’s domestic economic development from ‘liberation’ to the present. They should develop skills of critical thinking and analysis of China’s economic development in social and political contexts. They should develop capabilities to search for relevant literature and formulate original research questions. They should also develop the skills of presentation, group work, and academic writing.
Total: 140 hours (5EC x 28 hours)
Timeslot for 2015-2016 is Thursdays 15-17h, see also the time table
The course consists of a series of 12 weekly based lectures. The lectures contain interactions with the students. The students are required to finish reading for the week before they come to the lectures, which help them contribute to the lecture and learn more effectively.
40% Mid-Term Exam
60% Final Essay
The final grade is given on the basis of both components above. Failure to complete a component cannot be compensated through the other
The course uses Blackboard for announcements, course documents, and assignments, etc.
The Reading list will be updated. Check Blackboard for updated reading list.
Please register for this module in time through uSis. Those who have not registered, can unfortunately not be allowed to follow the course
See also Aanmeldprocedures voor colleges en tentamens for registration deadlines and information about registration and how to unsubscribe for courses.
For further information about the course, please contact Jue Wang