State and Market in Contemporary China (46142)

BA course


The course tracks economic reforms in the PRC since 1978 and exposes students to the creation of China’s “socialist market economy”. By observing the emergence of markets alongside state institutions, students are exposed to the various conundrums surrounding China’s development trajectory, such as: authoritarian governance over a capitalist market; the blurriness of public vs. private divide; the role of the state vs. the role of markets.


2nd semester