Political Economy of Chinese Reform OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Political Science Course on Chinese Reform

Published Feb 15, 2009

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MIT offers the course 'Political Economy of Chinese Reform' as OpenCourseWare. The course focuses on China and the changes it is undergoing in its economy, society and institutions. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying political science.

Political Economy of Chinese Reform: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Political Economy of Chinese Reform: Course Description

'Political Economy of Chinese Reform' offers students a look at China's actions as the country moves through a transitional phase. Professor Edward Steinfeld has compiled information on certain aspects of China's reforms in areas, including business ventures, financial responsibility and social wellbeing. Lecture topics include how agriculture and companies, owned by the state, were changed by reform and reform changes in China's private sector, social security and financial system. The course goes on to look at China's place in the global marketplace and the future of the nation of China. This reading intensive course includes assignments for graduate students and for undergraduate students.

Essay topics and an extended required and recommended reading list are provided. To learn more about China's changes, take a look at the course page.

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