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State of the Field Seminar: Political Economy of Contemporary China

Course
2010-2011

Admission requirements

Modern Chinese (BA Leiden + Chinayear, or HSK 5).

Description

This course deals with the ways which the Chinese government manages the market reform process. It examines the various regulatory regimes set up to govern the market and the economy. It looks at how political power interacts with economic power in China’s transition to a market economy.

Topics include:

  • Industrial policies and their impact on sectoral development

  • State licensing, rent seeking and economic governance

  • Local protectionism and inter-regional competitions

  • Land regulation and urban-rural conflicts

Course objectives

The course aims at achieving an advanced understanding of the political economy in contemporary China. Students will learn about the intricate relationship between political rule and economic development. They will attain a deeper understanding of the way market activities are shaped by political institutions and vice versa.

Timetable

See the timetable on the departmental website for time and location.

Mode of instruction

State of the Field seminar.

Assessment method

paper, essays, and presentation

Blackboard

Reading materials, papers and essays will be made available via Blackboard.

Reading list

  • Yi-min Lin, Between Politics and Markets: Firms, Competition, and Institutional Change in Post-Mao China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

    * Tak-Wing Ngo and Yongping Wu, eds., Rent Seeking in China (London: Routledge, 2009).

Registration

Register through uSis.

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Contact information

T.W. Ngo