Swedish title: Asienstudier: Kina idag - Politisk utveckling, samhällsfrågor och globalt inflytande
ECTS credits: 7.5
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2021.
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, distance course
Study period: 2021-11-01 – 2022-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-19521
- Canvas COSB30 - Asian Studies: China Today - Political Developments, Societal Issues and Global Influences
This course provides foundational knowledge on the Chinese political system and the political developments since the initiation of economic reforms in 1978.
It analyses a number of key issues and challenges that characterise Chinese contemporary society, including. environmental issues, socioeconomic development, and issues related to regional differences and social inequalities.
The course also focuses on the human rights situation and developments in civil society, freedom of expression, the role of the media and digital development, as well as the emergence of a surveillance society. Domestic issues are analyses in a global context, with emphasis on China's global ambitions, global interlinkages, and foreign policy.
- Individual Seminar Paper I, 2 ECTS
- Individual Seminar Paper II, 2 ECTS
- Individual Take-Home Exam, 3.5 ECTS
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