Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 336WX - Politics in China


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

An overview of the political system of China in the post-Mao era. Starting with a discussion of Deng Xiaoping's rise to power, students will discuss the popular desire for democracy and the failed attempts at establishing a more politically accountable government. This class will also detail the liberal economic policies that fostered the dramatic growth of China's economy well into the 21st century. Additionally, students will focus on the evolution of security concerns and civil-military relations on the mainland, as well as issues between China and other actors across the world, notably the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and the developing countries of Africa and Asia. Note: Writing Intensive (W) and Civilizations & Cultures Course (X).