Type of Credit: Elective
Number of Students
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy, and discusses several important aspects of the Chinese growth and development, including the major shifts in economic philosophy through time, the macroeconomic trends, agriculture and the rural industrialization, the economic development of urban areas, international trade and foreign investment, as well as the economic challenges facing China today.
This course will blend formal lectures with ample discussions on contemporary events, and students get to choose a topic for themselves to delve into. The course will introduce both the theoretical and empirical aspects of economic matters. The goal of the course is to prepare students with sufficient background knowledge about Chinese economy, and also to kick start/complement their own research in related areas.
1. To get students familiar with the important aspects and rationales of the Chinese growth and development.
2. To motivate students to become interested in studies of Chinese Economic Development.
There are two lecturers for this course. The lecturer for each part of the course is given in parenthesis: Yih-Chyi Chuang (C), Hao-Chung Li (L), and Shinn-Shyr Wang (W).
Expected workload per week:
3.0 In-class Hours
4.5 Outside-of-class Hours
In-lecture discussions on current issues in China 30%
Final project proposal (presentation and discussion) 30%
Final project (term paper) 40%
The main textbooks for this course are
Naughton, Barry (2007). “The Chinese Economy: Transition and Growth.” MIT Press. (Electronic resource available at the library.)
Kroeber, Arthur R. (2016). “China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know,” 1st edition. Oxford University Press.
Lardy, Nicholas (2012). “Sustaining China's Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis.” PIIE Press.
We will also discuss articles from Economist and Financial Times as well as some contemporary books on the Chinese economy.
Online sessions if physical ones not available: https://meet.google.com/esq-frux-oan