Cannot be taken with: EAS680
Aims/Description: This module looks at Chinese economic and political developments in the period since 1949, with a focus on the post-1978 era. Topics covered include the Great Famine; the effects of the Cultural Revolution; late Maoist defence industrialization; economic liberalization and integration into the world economy after 1978; democracy; China's involvement as a colonial power in Africa; Tibetan development and the case for independence. The focus of the module is more on economic than political issues, but no prior knowedge is assumed.
Restrictions on availability: None
Information on the department responsible for this unit (East Asian Studies):
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