China (Part 10): Greater China Today: The People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong - Harvard University

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  • Duration:
    9 Weeks
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    Flexible
Description

Part 10 covers the period from Deng Xiaoping to the present. It will explore five main themes utilizing the case method to better understand China today; it will end with the exploration of the question "Can China Lead?"
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20/10/2016
What I would highlight This series of 10 courses is a magnificent gift from Harvard University to the world. If this course does not provoke you to read other articles and books on China you are made of stone. As an aging learner,it was a bit of a hard slog at first but as the course ripens,your skills will ripen.

What could be improved N/A.

Course taken: October 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
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27/09/2015
What I would highlight This series has been amazing. It far exceeded my expectations. We had the best profs teaching a thorough overview of both the history and current conditions in China and the importance of China in the world today. I urge anyone interested in understanding current China to enroll in the archived version IF available. If its not available I hope Harvardx can make it available in some form in the future because it is a valuable learning experience on an important topic for the 21st Century.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: September 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

History
China
Chinese History
Hong Kong
Taiwan

Course programme

China (Part 10): Greater China Today: The People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong is the tenth of ten parts of ChinaX, that collectively span over 6,000 years of history. Each part consists of 4 to 8 weekly "modules," each with videos, readings, interactive engagements, assessments, and discussion forums. There are a total of 52 modules in ChinaX.

Parts 6 - 10 make up China and the Modern World, taught by Professor William C. Kirby. Parts 1 - 5 make up China: Civilization and Empire, taught by Professor Peter K. Bol.  

  • To examine the period from Deng Xiaoping’s rise in 1978 to the present, through the disciplines of sociology, political science and economics.
  • How China has maintained one-party rule in an era of reform and internationalization.
  • Five main themes in China’s rapid development: agriculture, entrepreneurship, education, environment, and literature, using Harvard Business School cases to better understand the contemporary Chinese scene.
  • Examine Greater China, with a focus on the Taiwan model, and Taiwan’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China.
  • How contemporary developments, and the current conception of a “Chinese Dream” are influenced by the legacies of China’s past.
  • To evaluate questions including: “Can China Lead?” and "Will the 21st century be “the Chinese century?”
  • To develop your own approaches to history and gain a critical appreciation of China’s literary, philosophical, political and cultural resources.
  • To express ideas more clearly and confidently; to think more analytically and critically through the study of primary and secondary sources.