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Government and Policy in China

Module code: PAMG 3420

Module description

This module provides an introduction to the historical context and social development of contemporary China. The module is organised analytically around intellectual problems and will place contemporary China in broad comparative perspective. It also discusses specific areas in the governing and policy making process of the Reform Era of the PRC. This module will: 1. Outline the nature of the development of contemporary China through the study of the Revolutions Mao and Maoism, the nature of the government structure, the comparative Communist System, the Sino-Soviet Split, and the Cultural Revolution; 2. Consider the significance and role of the People's Liberation Army, Socialist Transformation, Uighur Separation, Central Asia and China, and Taiwan and reunification questions; 3. Examine the nature and role of the impact of Political Change, The Policy Progress, Central-local Relations, the emerging Civil Service, and Government Restructuring Policy.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 52 hours
  • Tutorials: 26 hours

Assessment components

  • Essay 50%
  • Examination 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books