Module Catalogues

China: Government and Politics

Module Title China: Government and Politics
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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