Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS107
Module Title: China: Government and Politics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module provides an introduction to the government and public policy systems of the PRC and to the social science literature on both government and politics generally, and in the PRC.
Learning outcomes 
A. Apply the principle debates in the international academic literature about the PRC government and politics.

B. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the functions of different parts of the PRC system of government.

C. Show an understanding of the actors and the process of policymaking in contemporary China.

D. Show an understanding of the impact of the domestic socio-economic environment on the PRC system of government.

E. Develop skills of critical reading of academic texts to understand how a scholarly argument is constructed.

F. Demonstrate academic writing and presentation skills to analyze the existing literature and apply them to specific case studies.

G. Demonstrate group work and individual research skills in the relevant assessments.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of topics
The syllabus will typically include the following topics:

Political History of PRC

The Political System in China: The Governmental System and the Chinese Communist Party

Leadership and Elite Politics

The Legal System and Rule of Law

The Armed Forces and Civil-Military Relations

Administrative Hierarchies and Central-Local Relations

The Urban-Rural Divide and Social Policy Processes

Regional development and Nationalities policy

Policy-making processes: Institutions and Actors

Participatory Governance: Media and Public Policy Innovations

The ‘China Model’ Debate

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 2:12:36 AM