Sociology | Topics in cross-cultural Sociology: Rise of China?
S346 | 31533 | Hung

9:30AM-10:45AM	MW	BH 204

2nd 8 weeks ONLY

Above class open to undergraduates only

Above class carries culture studies credit

The course introduces students to the background, dynamics, and
impact of the rise of China as an economic powerhouse and a
significant geopolitical actor in historical and global
perspectives. The course will pay particular attention to the social
and political origins of China’s economic miracle, socio-political
crises unleashed by the miracle, and the impact of the rise of China
on the US and the world. The course will also deal with the issues
of whether China’s economic ascendancy is sustainable in the long
run, and whether China’s rise is ushering in a more stable and fair
global order. Lectures will be aided by documentary films and other
multi-media materials. No prior knowledge of China is required.