Politics of China (GOVT2424)


Introduction to government and politics of modern China. Brief examination of traditional background and modern revolution from 19th century to 1949. Primary focus on ideology, leadership, institutions and political processes of the People's Republic. Covers politics of social groups, major issue areas, the Cultural Revolution and the politics of reform.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (20%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)



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