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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2008

ANS 361 • Post-Mao China: Change and Transformations-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31140 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GAR 1.122
LI, H.

Course Description

This course examines Chinese economy, society, politics, and culture since 1980. It covers the following major themes: the transformation of China's rural and urban economies and its social consequences; changes and continuities in government systems, political ideologies, and popular notions; and China's integration into the global system and it impact on China's roles in world politics. Using a comparative and historical perspective, this course aims to identify the characteristic "China model" of economic, social, and political changes and explicating its implications for existing theories of development and modernization.

Grading Policy

Class participation: 20% Mid-term: 20% Final Exam: 20% Final Paper: 40%


Maurice Meisener, Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic. Orville Schell, The China Reader: The Reform Era. Cheng Li, Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform. Tong Shen, Almost a Revolution: the Story of a Chinese Student's Journey from Boyhood to Leadership in Tiananmen Square. Arianne M. Gaetano, On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China. C. Fred Bergsten, China the Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower.


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