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Undergraduate Course: Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Economy since 1949 (ECSH10088)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIn this module, which will be taught as a combination of lectures and seminars, we will explore the trajectory of Chinese economic history from the establishment of the People's Republic of China until the present day, complementing approaches of economic and political history with those of social, cultural, and intellectual history. From the early days of central planning, to the People's Republic of China's accession to the World Trade Organization, via the heydays of Maoism and Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms of the 1980s, this is a class on modern economic Chinese history for anyone interested in understanding one of the most important actors in today's world economy.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  26
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students will prepare and deliver one assessed class presentation, submit one 3000-word essay and sit a two-hour exam in the April/May examinations diet. The class presentation will be worth 10% of the final assessment, the essay 30%, and the exam 60%.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
* Concepts and institutions underpinning China's economy and society since 1949.
* China's experience of economic globalization in the 20th century.
* Selected historical and theoretical concepts in a Chinese setting (e.g. nationalism, imperialism and globalization).
* Historiographical debates about modern Chinese economic history.

As well as:
* Their ability to present an oral or written structured and coherent argument supported by primary and secondary evidence.
* Their ability critically to evaluate a range of sources pertaining to China's political economy since 1949.
* An ability to present critical and reflective ideas on historical issues relevant to the course in a dynamic and interactive seminar environment. Assessment of presentations is intended to emphasize the significance of this learning outcome in the aims of the course.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsTradition 1949
Course organiserDr Felix Boecking
Course secretaryMrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781
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