Chinese Economy

Shanghai Pudong 2006, Lauri Paltemaa

Chinese Economy (5 ECTS)

Organiser: Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), University of Turku

Teacher: Liisa Kauppila

Time: Spring 2020

Goals: Upon the completion of the course, students have a good overview on the basics of Chinese economy. The course is essential for students in social sciences and business studies for understanding Chinese economic development and its challenges.

As for transferable skills, students learn to analyse complicated and often interrelated economic and political phenomena, read and use academic research and media texts, debate, form arguments and give feedback, write analytical pieces, give oral presentations, and conduct research with primary sources (such as policy documents and statistics). Students will also learn academic English skills.

Contents:  The course is divided into four modules (according to the course book):

I. Legacies and Setting
II. Rural and Urban Economy
III. International Trade and FDI
IV. Financial System

Each module consists of various topical issues, including growth and the legitimacy of the CCP, geographical inequality, regional development plans, the new Silk Road, the growing Chinese outward investments, Ali Baba stocks and shadow banks.

Taken as: The course contains video lectures, course book, articles, weekly assignments and a final writing task.

Application:  Application period is November 4-24, 2019. Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.

Available through the Open University at the University of Turku

Persons who are not registered at the member universities of the University Network for Asian Studies, can apply to this course via the Open University at the University of Turku. There is a quota of five students on this course for students of the Open University. Please note that the Open University has an own, separate application process.
Information about the application criteria and study fees is available on this web site
In Finnish: https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintotarjonta/yhteiskuntatieteellisen-tiedekunnan-opinnot/east-asian-studies
In English: https://www.utu.fi/en/open-university-studies/courses

Photo: Lauri Paltemaa, Asianet Material Bank