This module aims to introduce students to relevant political science theories for the analysis of China’s political system and institutional development, based on a historical overview of politics since the early 20th century. It explores key debates in areas including traditional culture and institutions of governance, political experiments in socioeconomic transformation, transition to capitalism, rural development, state-society relations and contentious politics, political pluralisation and administrative reforms and China-Taiwan relations.
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10 x 2 hour lecture/seminar
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