Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Industrialization and Development in China
The emergence of China as a new global economic player is one of the most significant developments of the contemporary world. How do we understand this development trajectory in light of the general history of capitalist industrialization and, more specifically, economic development in the Asia-Pacific region? Is China¿s economic rise sustainable? Will China be over whelmed by its economic, social, and ecological contradictions? What are the implications of the rise of China for the rest of the world and for the global system as a whole? This course discusses the economic interactions between China and the modern world system over the last several decades and evaluates the future trends. No prior background in economics is necessary since you will be introduced to some of the basic debates in economic development.