Singapore University of Social Sciences

Issues in Contemporary China (当代中国专题研究) (CCC203)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

CCC203e Issues in Contemporary China provides students with a comprehensive analysis of social, political and economic challenges and issues facing China in the twenty-first century. Students will discuss some of the policies the Chinese government has implemented so far to address these issues and challenges, and assess the effectiveness of those policies.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Overview: Stability, development and unity in contemporary China
  • Critical development in Chinese politics
  • Uneven economic development
  • Privatization in China
  • Environmental problems
  • Demography and food production
  • Cross-Straits relations
  • Foreign relations between China and Southeast Asian countries

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the major issues and trends in contemporary China
  • Identify the challenges faced by the Chinese government from within as well as without
  • Discuss the rationales for the various policies implemented
  • Explain China’s foreign policy with regard to the United States, Japan and Southeast Asian countries
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of contemporary Chinese history.
  • Read and analyze news coverage regarding contemporary China with greater insight
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