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This course will provide an introduction to the domestic politics and foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China and 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 China (PRC) and that of Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC).
Students will develop an in-depth 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.
Any 15 points at 100 level from POLS, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA, orLAWS, GEOG, orthe Schedule V of the BCom.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Method and Weighting of Assessment:• 60% Two 1500 word essays• 40% ExamASSESSMENT DUE DATES:• First essay due: Friday, 4 pm, 3 April 2020• Second essay due: Friday, 4 pm, 15 May 2020
This text is available for sale at the University Book Shop; it is also in the 3-day loan section of the library. There is also a required packet of reading materials for the course which students can access on the POLS211 Learn page. Students will be expected to have read the designated reading before coming to class.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.