17.547 Government and Politics of China

Fall 2002

Mrs. Nixon in China
Mrs. Nixon in China, (from NARA, the National Archives and Record Administration www.archives.gov.)

Course Highlights

Grades for this course are largely based on an in-class midterm exam, two quizzes, and a final take-home exam/essay. All are available in this course site.

Course Description

This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject at greater depth through reading and individual research.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Edward Steinfeld

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate