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INTRODUCTION TO CHINA: SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF AN EMERGING COUNTRY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectChinese
Number & Suffix: 101
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO CHINA: SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF AN EMERGING COUNTRY 
Transcript Title: INTRO TO CHINA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course introduces students to the historical evolution of China and its internal diversity. The course addresses seven themes after the introductory sessions during the first week. Each theme is introduced and discussed during two weeks. The themes are the following: history; diversity; politics, governance and development with Chinese characteristics; growth, development and modernization; spatial, social, and environmental imbalances; rural and urban society, daily lives; and China and/in the world. These themes comprise a wide range of aspects, including: the evolution of China as a nation state in the last century; its manifold geographical and socio-cultural fundamentals underlying diversity; political, institutional, economic, and regional development during the communist/Maoist period, and subsequent post-reform development and transformation from political, institutional, cultural, economic, social and geographical perspectives; the position of ethnic minorities in the periphery; urbanization, urban development and the rural-urban divide; social stability and sustainability (growth model durability, demography, resources and energy, the environment); China’s Going Global and the geopolitical meanings of recent foreign policy initiatives such as “One Belt, One Road”. Interwoven is a consideration of various cultural characteristics and changes, with China as a civilization as the starting and endpoint. In this way, throughout the course there is balanced consideration of both social sciences and humanities perspectives. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: INTRODUCTION TO CHINA: SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF AN EMERGING COUNTRY 
Partner University Department: Interdepartmental 
Partner University Course Number: UCINTCHI13