Chinese Society and Politics
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Hiina ühiskond ja poliitika
Course title in English
Chinese Society and Politics
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Deepens the knowledge of Chinese society and gives an overview of Chinese politics and political system.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses on various topics of Chinese society, politics and the political system. It introduces Chinese decision-making processes, forms of political participation and the impact politics has to everyday lives. The course program consists of lectures and seminars. Students are expected to participate actively in discussions and write a final essay.
Independent work
Students independently prepare course literature for each contact hour. They will write one assignment based on this literature and a learning journal summarizing their understanding for every lecture. At the end of the course, students will write an academic essay.
Learning outcomes in the course
In the course, students learn
• to understand how Chinese politics is made
• how politics affects people's lives
• to discuss Chinese politics in an informed, nuanced and multifaceted way
Assessment methods
Learning journals and final paper
Alessandro Rippa
Replacement literature
Kokkuleppel õppejõuga / Must be arranged personally with the lecturer.