Kam Wing Chan
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.
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.
Class assignments and grading
Presentations, discussions, and a research paper (or research proposal).