This course examines the origins and consequences of China’s extraordinary re-emergence on the world stage. How has it dealt with the challenges posed by militarily and economically stronger foreign powers? Why did it turn to communism and how has it become once again a globally competitive market economy? How are decisions made within its political system, and what challenges do China's leaders face in implementing these decisions? By exploring questions like these this course will provide students with the foundations for understanding how China came to be where it is and the ways in which this is already affecting every sphere of human activity.
IMPORTANT! Due to the content overlap, if you have taken PS 143A with Professor Dittmer, or are enrolled in it for the fall, you will not be able to take this course for the Poli Sci major. Also, if you take this course for the major in the fall, you will not be able to take PS 143A in the future.
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