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PSCI0221

Contemporary Chinese Politics

Contemporary Chinese Politics
This introductory course provides students with a background on major political events in modern China beginning with the end of the Qing dynasty, and then investigates the major political issues in China today-—civil society activity, problems and benefits associated with deepening economic liberalization, and discourse from within the CCP on political reform. This course focuses first on economic reform issues, such as income inequality, the floating population, and changes in the socialist welfare model, and then on political reform issues, such as the liberalization of news media, NGO and civil society activity, protest and social movements, environmental protection, and legal reform. Course readings range from selections by Marx and Lenin to recent works in political science and sociology on the transformation of state and society under Communist Party rule. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Comparative Politics)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL SOC

Sections

Spring 2015

PSCI0221A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2012

PSCI0221A-S12 Lecture (Teets)

Fall 2010

PSCI0221A-F10 Lecture (Teets)

Fall 2009

PSCI0221A-F09 Lecture (Teets)

Fall 2007

PSCI0221A-F07 Lecture (Esarey)

Fall 2006

PSCI0221A-F06 Lecture (Esarey)

Fall 2005

PSCI0221A-F05 Lecture (Esarey)