GOVT 3403

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course provides a broad overview of the evolution of Chinese politics from the early part of the 20th century to the present. It is roughly divided into two sections. The first traces the formation and the progression of modern state and party institutions following the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, through the communist rise to power and into the Mao era (1949-1976), culminating in the period of "opening up and reform" (1978-present). The second part of the course examines China's institutional apparatus, focusing on mapping out the government, Party, and military bureaucracies; examining relations between Beijing and the localities; and on the institutionalization of these structures and processes over time. No prior knowledge of China is required or expected.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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  • Enrollment Information
    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 3321CAPS 3403

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16496GOVT 3403  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Mandarin Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3403 may enroll in an optional one credit Mandarin language discussion section, CHIN 3316. Interested students should contact the instructor.