For 2nd or 3rd year honours students only.
Follow China in the news.
At the end of the course the student can:
China’s rise is one of the most important developments of the 21st century. Chances are that you will study in China or work with Chinese people in the future. As the Beijing leadership presents itself in an increasingly assertive manner on the world stage, the number two economy of the world cannot be ignored anymore. Some call it Amazing China, others Dystopian China. There seems to be no room for middle ground in discussions.
This course will provide you with the necessary background on contemporary China to form your own opinion. We will identify dilemmas concerning China’s rise from both Western and Chinese perspectives. We will discuss questions such as: What is the Century of Humiliation? How successful is the Belt and Road Initiative? Copycat culture or Chinese innovation? How is China governed? Will the Communist Party survive? Are Hong Kong and China still two separate entities? What is the role of propaganda and of social media? Will China become world leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence? In 2049, 100 years after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, will the country be the Number One world leader? After considering these issues, we will produce and assess wide-ranging scenarios for mid-21st century China.
Guest speakers will be: Bei Wang (expert on Chinese media) and Kathleen Ferrier (on Hong Kong).
The schedule will be available on Datanose
Registration is possible for 2nd year (or higher) students participating in an Honours programme. The registration for the Honours courses will start on June 1, 10 am - June 4, 11 pm, You can register through the online registration form that will appear on Honoursmodules IIS (registration is NOT through SIS)
Placement will be at random and students will be informered about their placement in the week of June 21.
There is NO guarantee for placement if you register AFTER June 4, so make sure you apply on time!
For questions about registration please email to: Honoursemail@example.com
The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes, and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website
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