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David M Bachman
POL S 532
Seattle Campus

The Chinese Political System

Examination of key approaches, interpretations, and secondary literature in the study of contemporary Chinese politics. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 532.

Class description

Description: Critical reading and writing skills; knowledge of Chinese politics, particularly the period after 1989; state of recent scholarship on Chinese domestic politics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended Preparation for Success in the Course: Graduate standing and prior knowledge of China. Ability to read critically.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments: Reading one book or so a week. Weekly short (3-5 page) critical analyses of assigned readings. Research paper.

Grades: Participation: 15%; short papers: 35%; research paper: 50%.


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.
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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 12/01/2006