Chinese Politics Part 1 – China and Political Science

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Chinese Politics Part 1 – China and Political Science

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding China that highlights the intersection of politics and economics. It shows that rather than develop into a full blown market economy, state and party officials at all levels of the political system maintain significant influence in economic development. Such a “political” economy has had both positive and negative outcomes, which we will assess in detail. We also look at the origins, views, backgrounds and relations among leaders, and how those leaders make decisions about public policy and try to get those decisions implemented down through the system. China has few formal institutions through which citizens can participate in politics, but we will study the strategies Chinese people use to try to influence their leaders’ decisions. Finally, we assess China’s future and whether rapid economic development and the emergence of a vibrant middle class will push China towards gr... This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding China that highlights the intersection of politics and economics. It shows that rather than develop into a full blown market economy, state and party officials at all levels of the political system maintain significant influence in economic development. Such a “political” economy has had both positive and negative outcomes, which we will assess in detail. We also look at the origins, views, backgrounds and relations among leaders, and how those leaders make decisions about public policy and try to get those decisions implemented down through the system. China has few formal institutions through which citizens can participate in politics, but we will study the strategies Chinese people use to try to influence their leaders’ decisions. Finally, we assess China’s future and whether rapid economic development and the emergence of a vibrant middle class will push China towards greater democracy or whether the single party system is likely to survive into the future. The course is a quite useful background for Chinese Politics Part 2 – China and the World. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/7FpNL67EbE4
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sriram Devatha

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 3 weeks ago
A good primer to China and its unique economic and policy system. I am excited to move onto the second part of this course.A must for anyone who is interested in china and its rise.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Really informative and helpful! Some insider knowledge of China! It is a great experience to take such a wonderful course! I will recommend it to anyone who wants to know today's China.
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Geordie Klein

8/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Helpful course to get more knowledge about the Chinese political system. Especially the explanation of the CCP system and the linkage with the internal economy was helpful.
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Henry Harlow

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year ago
This is a really great course. The videos with the slides are super. The professor is really good at teaching. Never boring. I took the course out of personal interest and I found it fascinating. I have a really good understanding now of how Chinese politics works which I did not before the course as well as what the Chinese people think about politics.
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1 year, 3 months ago
This course has been very well designed and organized with valuable contents related to the subject. I've leant what I expected. Meanwhile, the only 3 suggestions I have are: 1) More involvement of the course professor or mentor to organize and propel the discussion in the modules or forums; 2) Better design for the weekly quizzes -- Weekly quizzes are relatively pretty carefully designed compared to the MOOCs I previously taken, but still some minor mistakes to recorrect; 3) I'm looking forward to more suggested readings/materials related to the subject.
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1 year, 8 months ago
I wanted to learn about China and chose this course out of personal interest. I have really enjoyed it and found it very interesting. The delivery method has been great for me because the lectures were broken up into chunks of between 5 and 15 minutes and I sometimes can only get that much time being a stay at home dad a couple of days a week. Also, I've been considering going back to university and doing this course has helped me get a sense of what that might look like for me and also helped me build my confidence in being able to study something.
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