CHINA IN THE WORLD: A RE-EMERGING GLOBAL POWER

POL2CCW

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with an introduction to the political history and contemporary politics of modern China, with an emphasis on China's rise, decline and re-emergence as a global power. We will begin with a brief survey of China during the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) and the complex dynamics between foreign imperialism and the rise of Chinese nationalism. In the second half of the subject, students will focus on China's re-emergence since 1949, exploring different aspects of modern Chinese politics, such as the environment, changing notions of 'revolution', prospects for democratisation, globalisation and the Chinese economy, and the minority problem. Students will achieve a richer appreciation for China's past and present, while more critically evaluating China's changing national trajectory and its contemporary moves to reclaim its perceived historical mantle.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Leibold

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2CIW, POL3CIW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject will be offered as a blended learning subject. The online learning modules will be accessed via the LMS.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChina's Political System: Modernization and TraditionRecommendedTeufel Dreyer, June 6th edition 2009PEARSON LONGMAN
ReadingsGoverning China: From Revolution to ReformRecommendedLieberthal, Kenneth 2nd edition 2003W.W. NORTON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write critical reviews that demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of Chinese political history and political culture.

Activities:
policy paper, document modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues in Chinese political history and political culture.

Activities:
mid-term exam and final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. demonstrate a critical awareness of different cultural values and how they relate to our own values

Activities:
all learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Deliver oral presentations that demonstrate a capacity for critical analysis of the Chinese political systems

Activities:
tutorial participation, document modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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