China, one the few remaining communist states in the world, has not only survived, but also become a global political actor of consequence with the fastest growing economy in the world. What explains China's authoritarian resilience? Why has the CCP thrived while other communist regimes have failed? How has the Chinese Communist Party managed to develop markets and yet keep itself in power? What challenges have the 1978 market reforms brought to the CCP regime? How has China been handling thorny issues such as corruption, pollution, instability in multiethnic border regions, Internet usage in the face of technological change, and COVID-19 pandemic? This course will explore these questions in three parts. It will prepare students with the political economic foundation to conduct research and/or analyze policies in contemporary China.
Course Attributes: BU IS; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC