POLSCI 337 - State and Market in Contemporary China
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Market reforms since 1979 have transformed the Chinese economy and society dramatically, triggering profound consequences for China and the world. Once a deeply impoverished communist country, China is today the world’s second largest economy (by some estimates, it has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy). Yet even as China approximates middle-income status, its challenges of governance run deep and wide. This course provides an introduction to the political economy of China’s reforms. We will review the timeline of China’s reforms, highlighting the strategies and problems that define distinct phases of development. We will pay particular attention to the role of the state in the reform process, especially that of local governments. A third area of emphasis is corruption, its patterns and relation to economic growth.

Course Requirements:

Biweekly Quizzes (40%) Participation in Lectures & Sections (20%) Response to an External Event (10%) Midterm and Final (30%)

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates, majors in political science, economics, PPE, sociology, public policy, business

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour meetings and one 1 hour discussion section.

POLSCI 337 - State and Market in Contemporary China
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31898
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
31899
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31900
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
31901
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 1501700200
How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, Author: Yuen Yuen Ang
Required
ISBN: 0674725867
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China, Author: Ezra F. Vogel., Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1st Harvar 2013
Required
ISBN: 1478611308
The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader, Author: Shu-min Huang
Required
ISBN: 0307388379
The corpse walker, Author: Liao Yiwu., Publisher: Anchor 1st anchor 2009
Required
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