This subject examines China’s economic and social development experience from a generally economic standpoint. Contents include: patterns of traditional Chinese society and economy; geography and resource constraints, development since 1949, the transition to a market economy and contemporary problems and options.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject, students should have:
an understanding of China's economic, social, political and resource constraints;
an understanding of issues and challenges associated with development and transition from a market economy; and
an ability to apply research skills and critical methods to an enquiry.
Students who complete this subject should:
be able to apply research skills and critical methods to a field of enquiry; and
be able to communicate oral and written arguments and ideas effectively and articulately.