Knowledge of English as the main bibliographical references supporting this curricular unit are in English.
The course combines theory and seminars. Students develop and debate the case studies presented in theoretical classes. Each student within the regime of continuous assessment selects and analyses a topic of the program, writing an essay and making an oral presentation.
Over the last 30 years China has developed into one of the most important nations in the world. In the 21st century nobody can really considered to be well informed who does not have a fundamental understanding of China. Students who actively participate in this course and achieve good grades will develop a substantial knowledge of modern China. They will be able to analyze contemporary developments and will be better equipped to obtain employment in organizations and companies that deal in various ways with China.
I – The historical and cultural background to contemporary China
II – The evolution of the People’s Republic of China
III – Domestic characterization of the People’s Republic of China
IV – The Chinese Foreign Policy
V – China and Globalization
Chinese business culture
Individual work on a topic of the program: 50.0%
Debate about the topic of the essay, tests, participation during class: 50.0%
China: Power and Perils, Stratfor, 2010
DIKOTTER, Frank, A Grande Fome de Mao – 1958-1962, D.Quixote, 2012
GALLAGHER, Mary Elizabeth, Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China, 2007
HAO Yufan, Lin Su, China's foreign policy making: societal force and Chinese American policy, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005
KENNETH, L., Governing China: From Revolution through Reform, Nueva York, W.W. Norton & Company, 2005
JAMES, C. F., Wang, Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Introduction, Englewood, Prenctice Hall, 7ªed., 2011
MANN, James, The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression, Penguin Group, 2007
PICQUART, Pierre, L'Empire Chinois: Mieux comprendre le Futur n. 1 Mondial: histoire et actualité de la diaspora chinoise, Favre, 2004
SHIRK, Susan, China: Fragile Superpower, Oxford University Press, 2008
TACIANA, F. y STEVE T. (eds.), China en transición: sociedad, cultura, economía y política, Barcelona, Bellaterra, 2000