Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics
This course covers topics of interest in China from the Communist takeover in 1949 through to the reform period of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. It will also address aspects of China’s diplomacy related to its growing economic power. Topics covered include, but are not exclusive to, the political economy of agricultural and industrial reforms, state-peasants and state-urban workers relations, migration, fiscal decentralization, politics of finance, contentious politics, and environmental challenges. (Given by the Department of Political Science and the Asia-Pacific Studies Program)
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week.
2.0 POL courses or CAS200Y1 or CAS201H1