ANS 381 • Chinese Politics
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Individual-instruction for Comparative Politics or Asian Studies students wishing to gain familiarity with the Chinese Politics literature. I suggest a range of important studies (see list below) supplemented by works of special interest to you. No regular class; we may meet together as participants wish. I assume some prior knowledge of contemporary Chinese history and government. If you lack that, I would recommend the GOV 322M survey instead. We read works with a critical eye, inquiring into strengths and weaknesses of argument, evidence, and comparative perspective.
The requirement is to write concise abstracts of 20 or more relevant scholarly works, each on a page or 5x8 card, with: 1) Full cite, 2) Restatement of the main argument(s), even if implicit, and 3) Brief evaluation No paper. "A" for 20 items well abstracted and properly noted as above.