This course aims to explain and analyse the complexity of politics in contemporary China, the ideology, the institutions and the actual operation. It explores the intriguing relationship between the party and the state as well as between the state and the society. It enables students to discover new knowledge and develop a critical attitude on the major political events, campaigns and policy moves in contemporary China. The course also enhances students’ ability to understand and analyse political phenomena in China’s economic transformation. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to have a higher interest in learning China’s political issues, a better understanding on China’s political system and reform, and a stronger ability to analyse political phenomena from theoretical perspectives.