20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores the political development of China from the end of the Qing Dynasty up to the present day. The core themes animating this module centre on China¿s continuous quest for modernity, the transformation of domestic politics, economics, and society, and China¿s changing position on the international stage.  It covers a range of topics including: the 1949 revolution and the Mao Zedong era the post-1978 reform and opening-up era recent changes under Xi Jinping Students will be expected to think critically about the transformation of China, including the main forces that shaped it, as well as the domestic and global implications.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Single and Dual Honours Politics degrees.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Politics and International Relations):

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