This module introduces students to urban and rural Chinese society since 1978. It examines the combined effects of globalisation, marketisation, decentralisation and authoritarianism on social change and transformation, focusing on key areas of sociological inquiry: migration, public health, education, youth and generational change, patriarchy, gender, ethnicity, life in the margins, social protest. The module engages with essential theories and concepts in sociology while adopting a critical approach to the idea that the European/Western experience of social change and transformation should be treated as normative.
Please note module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
10 x 2 hour lecture/seminar
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