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Module Code: CCS407
Module Title: China's Economy
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to provide an overview of the history of China’s economic development since 1949, with a particular focus on the political economy of transition since 1978. It sets out to introduce the students to the path of institutional reforms by emphasising the role played by the state in key economic sectors. The economic development strategies and related social outcomes of the reform process will also be discussed to provide a more comprehensive understanding of China’s structural transformation.
Learning outcomes 
A Summarise key events in the trajectory of Chinese economic development since 1949

B Compare and contrast continuity and changes of key development strategies over time.

C Synthetise and explain the impact of social, political and legal factors on China’s economic policies

D Synthetise the processes and outcomes of economic institutional reforms

E Analyse the challenges and performance of market development across sectors

F Analyse China’s economic policies from an interdisciplinary perspective

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:

1) Introduction to China’s economy

2) Revolution and economic changes under Mao

3) Industrial development and agricultural policy before 1978

4) Readjustment, decollectivisation, policy experimentation and price liberalisation

5) Foreign trade and investment strategies

6) The evolution of industrial policy

7) Entrepeurneurs and the changes of the private sector

8) Labour mobility and labour market

9) The nexus of education, economic growth, and national development

10) Economic policies to reduce income inequality

11) The role of law in the economic realm

12) Bridging the environment-economy dichotomy

13) Globalisation and the future of China’s economic reforms
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   28        122  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 9:28:59 PM