Chinese Economy

Spring 2019

Shanghai Pudong 2006, Lauri Paltemaa

Chinese Economy (5 ECTS)

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

Teacher: Liisa Kauppila

Time: March 6 – April 30, 2019

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:  Maximum of 40 students will be taken to the course in the order of application. Each member university has a quota of 5 students. Application period is November 5-25, 2018. Go to application instructions.

Photo: Lauri Paltemaa, Asianet Material Bank