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GOVT3651: Politics of China

This unit introduces the government and politics of modern China. The primary focus will be on ideology, leadership, institutions and political processes of the People's Republic. We explore politics of social groups, major issue areas in Chinese politics, the Cultural Revolution and the politics of reform.

Code GOVT3651
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
GOVT2424 or GOVT2402

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop a clear understanding of the patterns of political change and continuity in Chinese politics
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity with different methods used to study Chinese politics
  • LO3. demonstrate the ability to synthesize, analyse, and critique scholarly writing on Chinese politics
  • LO4. demonstrate enhanced critical reading, analytical, and scholarly writing skills.