SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies MA Program, Second Year Graduate Institute of Deveopment Studies PhD Program, Second Year
Course NameThe Political Economy of China's Development
InstructorHUANG JAW-NIAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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Week



Date



Theme/Activity



Learning Hours



Class



Preparation



1



9/12



Introduction



3



0



2



9/19



The China Model – A Comparative View




  • Shirk, Susan L. 1993. “The Political Logic of Economic Reform.” In The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China, 3–22. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • Naughton, Barry, and Kellee S. Tsai. 2015. “Introduction: State Capitalism and the Chinese Economic Miracle.” In State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation, and the Chinese Miracle, 27–45. Cambridge University Press.



3



5



Economic Transformation



3



9/26



Basic Economic Strategy




  • Studwell, Joe. 2013. “Introduction.” In How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region, xiii–xxv. London: Profile Books.

  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 5)



3



5



4



10/3



The Rural Economy




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 11 & 12)



3



5



5



10/10



Holiday (No Class)



0



0



6



10/17



Industrialization




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 13 & 15)



3



5



7



10/24



Movie Discussion




  • China Blue (2006, directed by Micha X. Peled, made in USA)



3



1



8



10/31



Engaging in the World Economy




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 16 & 17)



3



5



9



11/7



The Enterprise System




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 14 & 18)



3



5



10



11/14



The Financial and Fiscal Systems




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 19 & 20)



3



5



Social Changes



11



11/21



Urban-Rural Divide and Income Inequality




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 6 & 10)



3



5



12



11/28



Movie Discussion




  • Red Obsession (2013, directed by David Roach and Warwick Ross, made in Australia)



3



1



13



12/5



Demographics and the Labor Market




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 8 & 9)



3



5



14



12/12



Environmental Pollution and Economic Sustainability




  • Naughton, Barry. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (Ch. 21)



3



5



Political Development



15



12/19



Economic Development and the Prospect for Democracy in China




  • Nathan, Andrew J. 2003. “China’s Changing of the Guard: Authoritarian Resilience.” Journal of Democracy 14 (1): 6–17.

  • Dickson, Bruce J. 2003. “Conclusion.” In Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change, 157–171. New York: Cambridge University Press.



 



Suggested:




  • Li, Cheng. 2012. “The End of the CCP’s Resilient Authoritarianism? A Tripartite Assessment of Shifting Power in China.” The China Quarterly 211 (September): 595–623.

  • Nathan, Andrew J. 2013. “China at the Tipping Point? Foreseeing the Unforeseeable.” Journal of Democracy 24 (1): 20–25.



3



5



16



12/26



China’s Rise and International Political Development




  • Kurlantzick, Joshua, and Perry Link. 2009. “China: Resilient, Sophisticated Authoritarianism.” In Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians, edited by Christopher Walker, 13–28. Washington, D.C.: Freedom House.

  • Walker, Christopher, and Jessica Ludwig. 2017. “From ‘Soft Power’ to ‘Sharp Power’: Rising Authoritarian Influence in the Democratic World.” In Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence, edited by Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for Democracy.



3



5



17



1/2



Movie Discussion




  • A Touch of Sin (2013, directed by Jia Zhangke, made in China, Japan, and France)



3



1



18



1/9



Final Exam Week (No Class)



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

  1. Attendance (20% of course grade): Students are required to come to classes. The grade is decided by the student's level of attendance.

  2. Participation (20% of course grade): Students are expected to read assigned readings and participate in class discussions. The grade is decided by the quantity and quality of the student's engagement in the class. 

  3. Assigned reading guide (30% of course grade): Each student will have the opportunity to serve as a lead discussant for about two assigned readings during the semester. He or she must present the assigned reading, provide comments, and raise questions to facilitate class discussions.

  4. Written thinkpieces (30% of course grade): Students are required to write a one-page thought paper based on the assigned readings every week. The paper must be submitted to the teacher on the day before the class every week. (Note: This weekly paper is the only written assignment for this course. There will be no final paper for this course.)



 


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