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China: the Quest for Modernisation (12 points)


Leader: Dennis Woodward

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of China's attempts to modernise in the wake of the Western impact last century emphasising the political economy. Key historical debates and the various development strategies pursued in China since 1949. Critical examination of the Soviet-inspired First Five Year Plan, the 'Maoist' programs of the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, and the various gyrations of the post-Mao 'reforms' constitute the main body of the unit.

Assessment: Essay (6000 words): 50% + Seminar presentation and participation: 10% + Examination (3 hours): 40%

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

Prohibitions: COS4299

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