INR3004 Change in Contemporary China
Students who have previously completed AST3001 cannot enrol in this course.
Since 1949 when the People's Republic was established a succession of Chinese leaders has perceived a gap between the economic and technological capacity of the country and that of major western nations. This course examines the approaches which have been adopted by the Chinese government to stimulate economic and technological development. In particular, it focuses on contemporary policies and on the patterns of continuity and change. It examines both domestic and international issues affecting China and analyses China's role and influence in world politics.