AIS4011 - Chinese Society in Transition

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
AIS2041 or AIS2033 
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to teach students some key aspects of post-1949 socioeconomic development in China. Case studies are used to illustrate the changing patterns and dynamics of social relations and stratification in China. Major discussion topics include the class system in the Mao’s era, the job ranking system in the PRC, the danwei system in China, post-Mao economic reforms, and market transition and social stratification in post-Mao period. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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