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
   
Aims
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
Syllabus 
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 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark

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