This course will provide an in-depth introduction to economic, social, and political transformations in the People's Republic of China during the reform era. We will cover a broad range of positions in scholarly and popular debates over the characteristics and possible trajectories of the contemporary PRC. Topics covered will include: economic privatization; state policies and initiatives; business in China; political dynamics and reforms; urbanization; agriculture and industrialization; the labor market; China and globalization; the environment; social and protest movements; civil society; migration; and consumerism. We will engage with a diversity of scholars from the social sciences and humanities, along with texts drawn from journalistic, business, and popular sources.
Section 401 - LEC -
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 2C2
Department of Anthropology
Museum, Room 325, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7461 Fax: (215) 898-7462