Kam Wing Chan
Examines the geography of China's development since 1949. Introduces China's physical geography, history, and economic and political system. Emphasizes China's uneven development in agriculture, population, industry, and trade. Also examines problems China faces in meeting its internal food demand, as well as the external processes of globalization.
Brief introduction to China's environment and history. Focus is on major geographical issues in China's development: agriculture and food, population, urbanization, and industry and trade.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Primarily lectures, supplemented by video tapes.
No background in China or geography is presumed.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly readings, plus one quiz and two tests.
Based on quiz, tests and a short paper.