Please be mindful that this reading list is going to be updated before the start of the II semester!
To gain a general understanding of how China has changed throughout the XX century:
1. Spence, Jonathan (2013). The Search for Modern China - Third Edition. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, pp. 559-707.
On State-society interactions:
2. He Baogang, Warren, Mark E. 2010. "Authoritarian Deliberation: The Deliberative Turn in Chinese Political Development". Perspectives on Politics, 9 (2), 269-289.
3. Mertha, Andrew (2009). "Fragmented Authoritarianism 2.0: Political Pluralization in the Chinese Policy Process". China Quarterly, 200, 995–1012.
On modernization, politics, and science:
4. Greenhalgh, Susan (2005). Missile Science, Population Science: The Origins of China's One-Child Policy. The China Quarterly, 182, 253-276.
To understand the social dimension of desire and the way it is intertwined with today's China politics and economy.
5. Rofel, Lisa (2007). Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture. Durham:Duke University Press, pp. 1-64.
On human-nature relationship in China:
6. Shapiro, Judith (2001). "Mao's War Against Nature: Legacy and Lessons". Journal of East Asian Studies, 1, 2, Special Issue: Perspectives on Environmental Protection in Northeast Asia, 93-119.
On the theory of institutional change [OPTIONAL READING]
7. Palthe, Jennifer (2014). "Regulative, Normative, and Cognitive Elements of Organizations: Implications for Managing Change".Management and Organizational Studies, 1 (2), 2014, 59-66.
All materials are available either in printed version (at the Department's library) or in digital version (through the moodle platform). I might add some more optional readings.