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2014/2015  KAN-GICH_EXCHA  Governance and Institutions in Regional Context (Chinese)

English Title
Governance and Institutions in Regional Context (Chinese)

Course information

Language Chinese
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Verner Worm - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Secretary Birgitte Hertz, bhe.stu@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 19-08-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of the course participants should:
  • A. Content
  • Be able to describe and evaluate the dynamics of China’s economic development in Chinese
  • - Based on discussed theories be able to evaluate the transformation ocess that has taken place in China.
  • Be able to evaluate specific Chinese business practices in a historical, cultural as well as globalized context.
  • B. Communicative competence
  • Be familiar with discussed term and concepts in Chinese.
  • Be able to use a professional Chinese terminology in a dialogue
  • Argue in a coherent way without inhibiting language mistake.
Course prerequisites
Students must document Chinese language qualifications as well as general knowledge of China and Chinese culture and societies on a level equivalent to the BSc degree in Business Administration and Chinese at the Asian Studies Programme. The course is also of benefit to Chinese natives and others fluent in Chinese who take interest in the course content
Governance and Institutions in Chinese context - Language:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
For credit/exchange students: The examination will take 20 minutes (incl. 5 min. evaluation). Students receive one grade determined by the content of his/her performance. (There will be no assessment in oral communicative skills for credit/exchange students).
Size of written product Max. 1 page
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term, Please notice that the exam takes place in January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
The students will write a one page synopsis in Chinese that serves as the launch pad for a discussion in Chinese of the course literature. The examination will take 30 minutes (evaluation included). Students receive one grade that is determined by the content of his/her performance at the exam, and another that reflects his/her communicative skills in Chinese
Course content and structure

The course focuses on state-business relations as well as business development seen from a governance perspective.  China has built up a strong economy through various governance forms such state-owned, private-owned and foreign-owned enterprises. China’s has responded to the international pressure and challenges by engaging in a process of creating new a institutional setup while modernizing and restructuring the remaining organizational system and allowing a plethora of social organizations and associations to develop. The course will explore how China has managed its transformation from a closed planned economy to an international competitive global economy without undergoing a “big-bang” transformation like the former Soviet Union. The gradualist approach deeply based in Chinese cultural values has informed both the political and managerial development in China.

Teaching methods
Classroom teaching and discussions based on readings. The students are expected to participate actively in the classroom and take turns making presentions that sum up and discuss the issues in the readings. Finally, students must display an ability to gather literature in addition to the course material.
Expected literature

To be announced on Learn

Last updated on 19-08-2014