The Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary China



Credits / Language / Semester

2Credits / English / Summer


This course looks into the politics and diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese politics centres on the Chinese Communist Party, and thus investigating its ideology, organisation and policy shall be the main foci of this course.


comparative politics, China studies, diplomacy, socialist marketisation, reform and opening, English


Specific issues to be covered would include reform in the mono-party system, the role of the emerging NPOs, media control and the internet, minorities and national integration, Japan-China relations, US-China relations, regionalism in East Asia, etc.

Teaching Methods

From mid-term, the participating students will prepare their own presentations on topics they choose in consultation with the teacher. At the end of the term, they will submit essays as results of their independentresearch.


By presentation, contribution to the discussions, and essay.

Required Textbooks

Reading lists will be introduced during class.

Notes on Taking the Course

Participating students will include those belonging to graduate schools and the Faculty of Law.

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