CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY

Academic year 2015/2016 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title SOCIETA' CINESE CONTEMPORANEA
Course code LT2500 (AF:175234 AR:78324)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code L-OR/21
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 3
Where VENEZIA
Course objectives
(1) Providing major political and institutional coordinates of State-society relations in contemporary China.

(2) Providing a descriptive analysis of major bottlenecks of China's current development model, related policies and phenomena of societal pressure and public participation.
Pre-requirements
Enrollment in the LICSAAM course.
Contents
(1) China's politcal and institutional architecture.

(2) Formal and informal methods of public participation to decision making processes.

(3) Case studies:

(3a) Health care and social security;
(3b) Environmental management;
(3c) Urbanization;
(3d) Sustainability.
Referral texts
References will be regularly updated during the course

1. Saich, Tony. Governance and Politics of China, 3rd ed.; Palgrave & McMillan: Houndmills, UK, 2011. (Cap.2, Cap.4 pp. 95-107, Cap.5,6,7,8,9, Cap.11, Cap.13). For those who purchased the 4th edition: Cap.2 pp. 58-64, Cap.4,5,6,7, Cap.10,12

2. Lawrence, Susan V. 2013. China's Political Institutions and Leaders in Charts. Washington DC: Congressional Research Service. Available online at: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43303.pdf

3. Melton, Oliver. 2015. China’s Five-Year Planning System: Implications for the Reform Agenda. Testimony for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Available online at http://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Melton%20-%20Written%20Testimony.pdf .

4. Brombal, Daniele. 2011. Health Care System Reform in Contemporary P.R.China: Public Agenda, Private Interests and Global Interactions , Proceedings of the Fourth Next-Generation Global Workshop "Nation-States and Beyond. Private and Public Spheres under Globalization", Kyoto, Kyoto University, pp. 167-183. Available online at: https://www.gcoe-intimacy.jp/images/library/File/4rd_next-generation_ws/04Changing%20Family%20and%20Social%20Policy/1_%20Daniel%20Brombal.pdf

5. Looney, Kristen, Rithmire, Meg. 2016. Urbanization with Chinese Characteristics? China's Gamble for Modernization. Harvard Business School Working Paper 16-083. Available online at: http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/UrbanizationChina_RithmireLooney_notes_055bd268-913f-4c1c-8bb0-8c14c8855b83.pdf
Type of exam
written
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching.
Teaching language
Italian
Sustainability
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book