Postgraduate Course: Politics and Economics in the PRC after 1978 (ASST11055)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is being proposed to provide an introduction to contemporary Chinese politics and economics. One part will focus on politics, covering ideology and ideological changes as well as political institutions of the party and the government. Students will be introduced to the main components which shape the social and political fabric of modern China and discuss major ideological changes in the context of the PRC history. The second part will focus on the Chinese economics and major transformation in economic policies, institutions and the international context.
Topics covered include:
- The PRC in 1978
- Governing institutions and processes
- The CCP and legitimacy
- Economic policy
- Social protection policy
- Regional and ethnic tensions
- Power in international politics
- China and the EU
- China models
What to expect from the course:
Historical and contemporary discussion of China's political and economic development from 1978. Classes follow a mixed format of short talks, discussions and extensive group work.
What is expected from you:
To prepare the requested reading and contribute to discussions in class. Coordinate with your group when required.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 50,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay not exceeding 4,000 words to be chosen from a list of topics in the course handbook or to be negotiated with course teachers.
||Students will complete one piece of formative feedback comprising a 750 word critical reflection on a piece of required reading from the course handbook or an introduction to one of the essay questions. This is normally a mid-semester classroom submission and returned within 15 working days. Feedback for the final essay is provided through the standard LLC PG School form.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain political and economic developments in China from 1978.
- Analyze contemporary developments in the context of China's development from 1978.
- Produce explanations for developments in China from 1978 based in the current empirical and theoretical literature.
- Apply, criticize and evaluate different explanations for developments in different aspects of Chinese politics, society and the economy.
- Operate in a group to produce discussion and explanation for the rest of the class.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Daniel Hammond
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114