Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy
- Module Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Module sign-up information for non-departmental open option students
- Required approval: Approval is required from the Law and Social Sciences Faculty Office
- Required pre-requisite module(s): None
- Year of study: 3/Final
- Maximum number of non-departmental students permitted per year: 10
- Weekly timetable: One lecture (2 hours) and one tutorial (1 hour)
Further information on open option modules can be found here
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- Provide a contemporary perspective on China’s economic reforms and their implications for managerial decision making
- Evaluate the key management implications of reform across a broad range of socio-economic indicators
- Understand the implications of demographic change in modern China
- Evaluate the major contemporary socio-economic challenges faced by China in making the transition to the market economy
- Understand the key features of China’s labour market development and discuss the main challenges faced by China in facilitating the future labour market reforms
- Discuss the main economic and political arguments on cross strait integration and how management might deal with the challenges and opportunities it poses.
- Evaluate the sustainability of China’s economic growth and provide insight on how management should deal with the uncertainty posed by this question
Method of assessment
This course is assessed by 30% written coursework and 70% by one two hour examination
- Lardy, N (1998), China’s Unfinished Economic Revolution, Brookings
- Chai, JCH (1997) China Transition to a Market Economy, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- Nolan, P. (2004) China at the Cross Roads, Cambridge: Polity Press
- Lardy, Nicholas R (2002) Integrating China into the Global Economy. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.
- Chow, Gregory (2007), China’s Economic Transformation, Blackwell Publishing
- Robert Ash (ed.) (2002) China's Integration in Asia: Economic Security and Strategic Issues, Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.
- Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds) (2001) Growth Without Miracles: Readings on the Chinese Economy in the Era of Reform, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Vaclav Smil (2004) China’s Past, China’s Future: Energy, Food, Environment, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon.