UGEC1540 Government and Politics of China

Course UGEC1540 Government and Politics of China | Course Outline


Professor Gerald Chan
University of Auckland

Experienced professor in politics and international relations

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Teacher Professor Gerald Chan
Professor, Politics and International Relations,
University of Auckland
Visiting Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Course Description This is an introductory course that surveys key issues in Chinese politics, including the historical background of the system, the roles of the party/state, the style of leadership, the forms of popular participation, and the distinctive features of Chinese politics. The focus of this course is political change.
Classic essays by Sun Yatsen, Lu Xun, Mao Zedong and others provide students with grounding in the key problems modern China has faced, as well as the solutions it has pioneered. From that foundation, we will move on to contemporary institutions and intellectual debates over inequality, human rights, and the future shape of political reform in China.
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Remark(s) Not for Government and Public Administration Majors and CUHK students who have taken GPAD1070.
Co-requisite: UGFH1000 or UGFN1000 (only applicable to CUHK students admitted to the 4-year curriculum).