Economic problems and policies in modern China
- Course Code:
- Course Not Running 2015/2016
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- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Analyse the impact of changes brought about by important areas of policy making in post-1949 China on different sectors such as population, agriculture, industry, finance and trade
2. Describe the political history that underlays the economic development of China under the Peoples Republic
3. Discuss and contrast the effects on economic development of the first Five Year Plans, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the post-1978 reforms
Method of assessmentAssessment weighting: Exam 70% / coursework 30%. (2 essays of 15% each). All coursework is resubmittable.
1. Bramall, Chris, Chinese Economic Development, London, Routledge, 2009.
2. Naughton, Barry, The Chinese Economy, Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 2007.
3. Brandt, Loren and Rawski, Thomas G. (eds.), China's Great Economic Transformation, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2008.