Geography 164: The Geography of Economic Development in China

Geography 164
CCN: 36338
(4 units)
You-tien Hsing
Location: 145 McCone Hall
Times: TuTh 12:30-2

Three hours of lecture per week. This course focuses on four issues in contemporary China: (1) the transformation of the socialist state, (2) the politics of resource struggle, (3) the interplay of gender and class in the transitional society, and (4) Chinese Diaspora and business networks in the context of globalization. Each of these issues will be examined with reference to theories of development and histories of China. We will also take a critical approach in our exploration of China’s development. This is a lecture course mainly designed for upper level undergraduate students with preliminary background in East Asian-Chinese studies or development studies or both.