PG 378

Chinese Political Economy

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the political, economic, and social foundations and permutations of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Students learn why a multidisciplinary political economy approach is most appropriate for comprehending the complex array of situational determinants that have shaped the PRC during both its revolutionary (1949-77) and reformative (1978-present) eras. Students employ the analytical tools of comparative political economy to identify and weigh those factors most relevant to this remarkable story of socio-political and economic development: political and economic, social and cultural, structural and historical, domestic and international.

Prerequisites: PG 102,103, or permission of the instructor.