30 Credits SPRING

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 may 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

Staff Contact: Ziyi Wei
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Journal paper discussion & seminar presentation

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