Economic problems and policies in modern China
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- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- 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.
- Describe the political history that underlays the economic development of China under the Peoples Republic.
- 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 assessment
Assessment weighting: Exam 70% / coursework 30%. (2 essays of 15% each). All coursework is resubmittable.
- Bramall, Chris, Chinese Economic Development, London, Routledge, 2009.
- Naughton, Barry, The Chinese Economy, Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 2007.
- Brandt, Loren and Rawski, Thomas G. (eds.), China's Great Economic Transformation, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2008.