Chinese Economy and Politics
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Hiina majandus ja poliitika
Course title in English
Chinese Economy and Politics
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Miikael-Aadam Lotman (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The objective of the course is to create opportunities for acquiring theoretical and factual knowledge about contemporary Chinese politics and economy. The course provides an overview of the wide range of topics and prepares students for conducting independent research or analysis of different aspects of Chinese economy and politics. Students learn how to make connections and make general statements about Chinese internal and foreign affairs and economic situation. The course gives basic knowledge and skills needed for partitipation in special courses and seminars on China.
Brief description of the course
The students acquire knowledge of contemporaray Chinese politics (internal and foreign affairs). The topics to be discussed include One China policy; the role of the P.R.C. on the work onf big international organisations; the situation of Chinese ethnic minorities; the stucture and work of the Chinese Communist Party as a central authority organ; the role of the P.R.C. in today’s geopolitical situation; the work of Chinese local authorities; the economic diplomacy, industry, market and stock market. The students learn basic concepts and terminology and view Chinese politics and economy in the global context.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge about the development of Chinese political structures since the establishment of the P.R.C.;
- has a good overview of contemporary Chinese politics and economy;
- is able to analyse processes in Chinese internal and foreign policy;
- is able to use professional vocabulary;
- has the ability to view Chinese politics and economy in the global context.
Jekaterina Koort