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. This course is designed for both graduate students in the social sciences and in business studies.
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