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China: Revolution Versus Pragmatism (6 points)


Leader: Dennis Woodward

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines contemporary Chinese politics. In particular, it focuses on the post-1978 'reform' period and seeks to place its policies against the background of the 'Maoist' period. It is assumed that students will not have any prior knowledge of Chinese history, society or politics. As well as looking at the major debates over social and economic change in China, the changing nature of Chinese politics will be examined through highlighting specific policy areas. The role of ideology, the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party, the army and the state apparatus, and the relationship between the individual and the state will be scrutinised.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Tutorial participation: 10% + Examination (2 hours, equivalent to 2000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

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