Singapore University of Social Sciences

Chinese Economy in Transformation

Chinese Economy in Transformation (CCS103)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CCS103 Chinese Economy in Transformation is a survey course of the economicdevelopment of China since 1978. Over the last three decades, China has been the fastestgrowing economy in the world, and has become a major global player. China’s experiencewith socialism and its transformation into a market economy make it an important case studyof how economic institutions can be altered and what consequences such transformationbrings. Students will apply economic concepts and theories in making sense of the economictransformation in China and discuss the merits and pitfalls of Chinese economic growth.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: - 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. To be confirmed


  • Studying the Chinese Economy
  • The Socialist Era, 1949-1978: Big Push Industrialization and Policy Instability
  • Reform and Opening Up
  • Growth and Structural Change
  • China and the World Economy
  • Incomes, Inequality and Poverty
  • Regional Disparities
  • Agriculture
  • Rural-Urban Migration
  • Energy Security
  • Environmental Challenges
  • China’s Future

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in contemporary Chinese economy;
  • Apply economic concepts and theories in understanding the changes in the Chinese economy;
  • Relate the Chinese economy to the global economy and to other post-socialist economies;
  • Discuss the benefits and costs of the Chinese economic development.
  • Explain the Chinese economy;
  • Cite information and data on the Chinese economy.
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