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This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding China that highlights the intersection of politics and economics. It shows that rather than develop into a full blown market economy, state and party officials at all levels of the political system maintain significant influence in economic development. Such a “political” economy has had both positive and negative outcomes, which we will assess in detail. We also look at the origins, views, backgrounds and relations among leaders, and how those leaders make decisions about public policy and try to get those decisions implemented down through the system. China has few formal institutions through which citizens can participate in politics, but we will study the strategies Chinese people use to try to influence their leaders’ decisions. Finally, we assess China’s future and whether rapid economic development and the emergence of a vibrant middle class will push China towards greater democracy or whether the single party system is likely to survive into the future. The course is a quite useful background for Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/7FpNL67EbE4...
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Recommandé : 7 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week

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English

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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 7 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week

Approx. 27 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

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2 heures pour terminer

Orientation and Module 1: Models of the Chinese Political System and the Structure of the Chinese Party/State

Before you start with the content for Module 1, please watch the Course Overview, review the Assignments and Grading page, and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 77 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
1.1: Categorizing the System through Models14 min
1.2: Bureaucratic Model and Chinese Politics15 min
1.3: The Structure of the Political System2 min
1.4: Key Party Structures17 min
1.5: Government and the Party8 min
1.6: China’s Legislature3 min
1.7: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s Military6 min
1.8: CCP Controls the Judiciary5 min
Reading3 lectures
Assignments and Grading10 min
Module 1 Required Pre-course Reading10 min
Module 1 Suggested Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 130 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Module 2: Elite Politics in China

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 81 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
2.2: Leadership Values, Structures of Conflict and Political Stability13 min
2.3: Key Strategies for Elite Success and Elite Mobility in China11 min
2.4: Selection of Leaders: What do we know?10 min
2.5: Retired Leaders and the Succession Process7 min
2.6: New Leaders Bring Policy Changes7 min
2.7: Characteristics of Chinese Middle-level Leadership11 min
2.8: Generations among Chinese Elites8 min
2.9: International Experience of Top Chinese Leaders6 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 2 Required Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 230 min

3

Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Module 3: Policy Process in China

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 95 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3.2: The Politics of Policy Making in China12 min
3.3: Selecting Policy Alternatives10 min
3.4: Making the Decision10 min
3.5: Social Interests and Policy Making11 min
3.6: Policy Implementation through Campaigns10 min
3.7: Local Response, Unintended Consequences and Policy Adjustment17 min
3.8: Policy Failures and Successes14 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 3 Course Reading10 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Module 4: Understanding Societal Engagement in Politics in China

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 102 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
4.2: Political Culture as Empirically Measurable Variable14 min
4.3: Political Culture in Rural China15 min
4.4: Political Participation6 min
4.5: Details on the Modes of Participation16 min
4.6: Group Activity and Group Politics13 min
4.7: Collective Action and Protest9 min
4.8: Key Social Groups who Participate in Politics5 min
4.9: Concluding the Modes of Participation9 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 4 Course Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 320 min
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par CWApr 12th 2017

Both enjoyable and informative. It is exactly the sort of crash course in Chinese politics I was looking for and I have been inspired to take my learning on the subject further

par GGJun 19th 2017

Thank you for such brilliant course. It was quite difficult but very informative and interesting. Now i know much more about China. Supplemental material was very useful.

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David Zweig

Chair Professor of the Division of Social Science and Director of Center on China’s Transnational Relations

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