Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS403
Module Title: China's Politics
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This is a core compulsory module in the MA in China Studies. It provides an introduction to government and politics in the People’s Republic of China for master’s students who have not previously studied the topic.
Learning outcomes 
A Describe and summarize the structures of governance in the PRC and how they operate

B Apply a body of social sciences theory to critically evaluate the configurations of political power in the PRC

C Identify and evaluate key literature on politics, government, public policy, political economy and international relations in and of the PRC

D Synthetize and appraise the PRC policy process

E Analyze and evaluate the impact of political changes in major policy areas
Method of teaching and learning 
In the seminars students will able to have an in-depth discussion of weekly topics, and also to present their analysis of a specific topic from the syllabus. The essay plan and the essay will hone students’ analytical and writing abilities.
The syllabus will typically include the following topics:

The Political System


The Chinese Communist Party

The Governmental System

Provincial and local politics

The Armed Forces

Economic policy

Regional development policy

Nationalities policy



Foreign policy

The Political Economy of Change

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   26        124  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Presentation 20.00
2 Essay Plan 20.00
3 Final Essay 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/6/2020 9:18:20 PM