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2013/2014  KAN-CMO_CPEC  China's Political Economy

English Title
China's Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Yang Jiang - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 05-03-2013
Learning objectives
  • Carry out in-depth analysis of China's international economic policies;
  • Integrate theory of political economy and empirical analysis to make an argument on a topic related to China's political economy;
  • Conduct independent research on the domestic and/or international dynamics of an area of China's economic policy;
  • Critically discuss a topic China's political economy or a theory of political economy.
individual essay:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The course analyses the important aspects of China’s political economy, with an emphasis on the domestic politics of China’s international economic relations. They include China’s trade, financial and monetary policies, policy for inward investment, state-owned enterprises and economic nationalism, aid and outward investment, China in economic regionalism, China’s role in global economic governance, China and the global financial crisis, China's challenge to existing development models, and Chinese capitalism.
Teaching methods
Combination of lecture, seminar, class discussions and student presentations
Student workload
SAT/work 225 hours
Expected literature

Zeng (2007) China's Foreign Trade Policy: New Constituencies

Brautigam (2009) Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

Walter and Howie (2011) Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise

Zweig (2002) Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages

Shih (2008) Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation

Pei (2006) China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy

Huang (2008) Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State

Lin (2011) Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Lardy (2012) Sustaining China's Economic Growth After the Global Financial Crisis

Shirk (2008) China: Fragile Power 
Last updated on 05-03-2013