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

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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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

Aprox. 27 horas para completar
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2 horas para completar

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....
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9 videos (Total: 77 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1.1: Categorizing the System through Models14m
1.2: Bureaucratic Model and Chinese Politics15m
1.3: The Structure of the Political System2m
1.4: Key Party Structures17m
1.5: Government and the Party8m
1.6: China’s Legislature3m
1.7: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s Military6m
1.8: CCP Controls the Judiciary5m
Reading3 lecturas
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Required Pre-course Reading10m
Module 1 Suggested Reading10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz 130m

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2 horas para completar

Module 2: Elite Politics in China

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Reading
9 videos (Total: 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
2.2: Leadership Values, Structures of Conflict and Political Stability13m
2.3: Key Strategies for Elite Success and Elite Mobility in China11m
2.4: Selection of Leaders: What do we know?10m
2.5: Retired Leaders and the Succession Process7m
2.6: New Leaders Bring Policy Changes7m
2.7: Characteristics of Chinese Middle-level Leadership11m
2.8: Generations among Chinese Elites8m
2.9: International Experience of Top Chinese Leaders6m
Reading1 lectura
Module 2 Required Reading10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz 230m

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4 horas para completar

Module 3: Policy Process in China

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Reading
8 videos (Total: 95 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
3.2: The Politics of Policy Making in China12m
3.3: Selecting Policy Alternatives10m
3.4: Making the Decision10m
3.5: Social Interests and Policy Making11m
3.6: Policy Implementation through Campaigns10m
3.7: Local Response, Unintended Consequences and Policy Adjustment17m
3.8: Policy Failures and Successes14m
Reading1 lectura
Module 3 Course Reading10m

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2 horas para completar

Module 4: Understanding Societal Engagement in Politics in China

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9 videos (Total: 102 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
4.2: Political Culture as Empirically Measurable Variable14m
4.3: Political Culture in Rural China15m
4.4: Political Participation6m
4.5: Details on the Modes of Participation16m
4.6: Group Activity and Group Politics13m
4.7: Collective Action and Protest9m
4.8: Key Social Groups who Participate in Politics5m
4.9: Concluding the Modes of Participation9m
Reading1 lectura
Module 4 Course Reading10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Quiz 320m
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por 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

por 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.

Instructor

David Zweig

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

Acerca de The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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