Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS301
Module Title: Local Government in China
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
To understand the interaction between Chinese society and its system of governance at sub-national levels.
Learning outcomes 
A Have a clear understanding of the function and operation of the different parts of the PRC’s system of government at sub-national levels.

B Understand the determinants of state-market and state-society relations in China

C Develop awareness of debates in the academic literature about the purpose, processes, and consequences for the division of political space.

D Appreciate the practical and public concerns surrounding the sub-national division of political space in China

E Understand the interaction between administration and politics in the operation of the PRC’s system of sub-national governance.

F Develop an understanding of China’s spatial variety

G Understand the role of different forms of local government in local developmental experiences

H Have an understanding of the scope of the international literature on China’s local government and local experience of development

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics.
China’s territory and administration

Centre and periphery

Provinces and districts



Towns and villages

Cadres and officials

People’s Congresses and the People’s Consultative Conferences

Local elites and society

Local government finance

Economic developement


Housing, welfare and education

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


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Performance 10.00
2 In-Class Presentation 15.00
3 Essay Preparation 25.00
4 Final Essay 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:35:26 PM