CHINA IN THE WORLD: A RE-EMERGING GLOBAL POWER?
Credit points: 15
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.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJames Leibold
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
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
Incompatible subjects POL2CIW
Special conditions This subject will be offered as a blended learning subject. The online learning modules will be accessed via the LMS.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||China Since Tiananmen: From Deng Xiaoping to Hu Jintao||Recommended||Fewsmith, Joseph 2008||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||China's Political System: Modernization and Tradition||Recommended||Teufel Dreyer, June 6th edition 2009||PEARSON LONGMAN|
|Readings||Governing China: From Revolution to Reform||Recommended||Lieberthal, Kenneth 2nd edition 2003||W.W. NORTON|
|Readings||Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics||Recommended||Shambaugh, David ed. 2005||UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS|
|Readings||The New Chinese Empire||Recommended||Terrill, Ross 2004||UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS|
|Readings||When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World||Recommended||Jacques, Martin 2009||PENGUIN BOOKS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Week 27-28, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Leibold
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
|fortnightly online document modules (equivalent to 800-words)||20|
|one 800-word equivalent blind mid-semester exam||20|
|one 800-word policy briefing paper||20|
|one sighted final exam (equivalent to 1600 words)||40|