David M Bachman
POL S 532
Examination of key approaches, interpretations, and secondary literature in the study of contemporary Chinese politics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 532.
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.
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%.