AP/POLS 4510 3.00
Advanced Topics in Chinese Polititcs
This course allows students to examine advanced topics in the politics of contemporary China and compare competing social science research methods for field investigation. The course is organized according to two major topics in Chinese politics: 1) political reform in China; 2) the political economy of China's transition. Key issues include: the changing role and character of the Chinese Communist Party; the reorganization of the Chinese state; democratization and new state-society relations; gender relations, environmental protection, rural development, and other policy priorities; China's inward international economic linkages; China's outward investment and foreign aid relations; China's "peaceful rise"; China's new role in global governance; new directions in Chinese foreign policy. The language of instruction will be English. Students will however be expected to apply key Chinese terminology used in the study of Chinese politics.