The course will provide an introduction to the foreign and domestic policy of the People’s Republic of China 'from Mao to now' with reference to the comparative situation in Taiwan (Republic of China).
China has a crucial role in the international political order. This course will provide an introduction to the domestic politics and foreign policy of the People's Republic of Chi,a (PRC) and that of Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC).
Students will develop understanding of, among other topics: the Chinese political system; the role of the Chinese Communist Party in Chinese society, especially its impact on media, ideology, and culture; China's political economy and its global impact; China's evolving foreign policy; Taiwan's democratic development and struggle for international space; and New Zealand-China relations and how New Zealand is responding to China's growing power and influence.
Students will hone critical reading and information gathering skills, as well as academic writing skills.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Tony Saich, Governance and Politics of China, New York: Palgrave, 2015.
Required reading materials can be accessed on Learn.
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences on the department and colleges page.
All POLS211 Occurrences
Semester One 2017