Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS208
Module Title: China: Regional Development
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to develop a sound understanding and appreciation of the

development of the cities, and provinces within China, and the future directions of the

regions. An understanding of the reasons for change from an agricultural economy to

a manufacturing/service economy will also be

Learning outcomes 
A Possess a basic appreciation of China’s regions as geo-political and geo-economic entities.

B Understand the social, economic, scientific and technological demands of regional development in China

C Be familiar with the growth of Special Economic Zones in the various regions of China, and understand the reasons for this growth.

D Appreciate the challenges facing China’s development from an agricultural 3rd world economy to a first world economy

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be taught in a lecture and semester mode.

1- The history of regional development in China

2- The decline of the agricultural village

3- The political issues behind regional development

4- Aims and objectives in regional development

5- Labour mobility and impediments on regional development in China

6- The challenges of industrialization

7- The theory of the firm in China’s Development

8- Mega-City development – Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing

9- Inequality and poverty – raising the standards

10- State-Owned Enterprises and privatization

11- The rise of Special Economic Zones

12- Developmental challenges facing China –future directions for China’s regional


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13  1      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Calss Performance 10.00
2 Reading Reports 10.00
3 Essay Preparation 10.00
4 Seminar Presentation 10.00
5 Essay 20.00
6 Final Exam 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:24:59 PM