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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Topics in the Chinese economy

Course Code:
15PFMC075
Unit value:
0.5
Taught in:
Term 1

The purpose of this course is to advance the knowledge of the Chinese economy acquired in the core modules. You will learn key facts and economic concepts for thinking about the Chinese economy, and become acquainted with important sources of Chinese economic information. Topics covered include population, migration and labour; rural development; agriculture and food security; the energy sector; environmental conditions; and consumption and living standards. Consideration is also given to Taiwan through analysis of cross-Strait trade and investment.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

The purpose of the course is to provide basic knowledge of the Chinese economy in a way that complements topics covered in the core Chinese Management courses.  At the end of the course students will be acquainted with key facts and economic concepts for thinking about the Chinese economy.  They will also know the main sources of Chinese economic information.  In this course there will be material on Taiwan, which is consistent with our "Greater China" emphasis and will complement work on Hong Kong in the core modules.

Method of assessment

Assessment for this course is by one tutorial presentation at 10%; an essay of 4,000 words at 30%; an unseen written examination at 60% of the total grade; all elements except the presentation may be resubmitted