Undergraduate Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

Class Code: GPAD1070
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Title: Government & Politics of China

Dr. LI Jun

Period: Tu 12:30PM - 03:15PM
Location: NAH_115

 (UGEC1540 is double-coded with GPAD1070.)

This is an introductory course that surveys key issues in Chinese politics, including the historical background of the system, the roles of the party/state, the style of leadership, the forms of popular participation, and the distinctive features of Chinese politics. The focus of this course is political change.
Classic essays by Sun Yatsen, Lu Xun, Mao Zedong and others provide students with grounding in the key problems modern China has faced, as well as the solutions it has pioneered. From that foundation, we will move on to contemporary institutions and intellectual debates over inequality, human rights, and the future shape of political reform in China.