15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will first provide an understanding of the main structures and institutions of China's politics and economics. It then goes on to consider key issues such as: democratisation, human rights and the legal system; treatment of minority nationalities; China's political system as an example of Asian authoritarianism; income inequalities and poverty alleviation; China's strategy for economic development; the role of economic reform; and the "open door" policy and its impact on China's society.

Staff Contact: SEAS
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Journal paper discussions

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