What The Course Is About:
This course offers a relatively comprehensive introduction to the Chinese economy for international undergraduate students. We begin with the background of Chinese economic growth, including history and geography. Then we spend a lecture on the planned-economy and discuss its legacies. Then we study a variety of topics such as macroeconomic cycles, the land and real estate market, the capital market, and so on. Finally we conclude with a discussion on the future of the Chinese economy.
How We Learn:
The course include lectures, after-class readings, and research projects. It is very important to finish readings after class. Starting from mid-semester, every student will develop a research project and write a term paper.
How I Grade:
Class Participation 10%, In-class Presentation 40 %, Term Paper 50%.
The grade on class participation is measured by attendance, performance on raising and answering questions, participation of discussions.
Students can form research teams, each of which should not exceed 2 students. Both the in-class presentation and the term paper are based on the same project, the topic of which is subject to the instructor's approval. Each presentation lasts about 15 minutes. The term paper should be no less than 2000 words and no more than 5000 words. A good paper should be both rich and concise.
Textbooks and Other Learning Materials
The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, Barry Naughton, MIT Press 2007.
China's Great Economic Transformation, Brandt and Rawski (eds.), Cambridge University Press 2008.
Demystifying the Chinese Economy, Justin Yifu Lin, Cambridge University Press 2011.
China, A New History, Fairbank & Goldman, Harvard University Press, 2006
The Politics of China: Sixty Years of The People's Republic of China, Roderick MacFarquhar, Cambridge University Press, 2011
中国经济，蔡昉、林毅夫著，中国财政经济出版社， 2003 年
当代中国经济改革教程，吴敬琏著，上海远东出版社， 2010 年
China: A Century of Revolution Part 1, 2 and 3 (2002) by PBS
China in the Red (2003) by PBS
Morning Sun (2003) by Carmen Hinton et al.
China on the Rise (2005) by PBS
China Rises (2006) by CBC
China from the Inside (2007) by PBS
Reading Assignment (*: required)
Last updated: Feb 26, 2018