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Kam Wing Chan
GEOG 505
Seattle Campus

Spatial Dimensions of Chinese Development

Addresses several major spatial topics critical to present-day China's development, including: population and land relationship, the spatial structures of economic activities and governments; rural-urban relations and transition; central-local relations; the hukou system; population mobility at different spatial scales and urban centers.

Class description

A graduate seminar focusing on several major spatial topics critical to present-day China’s development. These topics include population and land relationship, the spatial structures of economic activities and governments, rural-urban relations and transition, central-local relations, the hukou system, population and social mobility, and urban centers. Emphasis will be on theory and paradigms (the "China Model"), plus research and data skills, and current development issues in China. The course draws on literature in geography, and other social science disciplines. Each student is expected to complete weekly readings, participate in presentations and discussions, and submit a research paper (or a research proposal) in relation to his or her interest areas at the end of the course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Weekly readings and seminar format.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Presentations, discussions, and a research paper (or research proposal).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Kam Wing Chan
Date: 11/01/2012