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

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    9 Weeks
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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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Michael Libonati
What I would highlight This arrangement of 10 courses is a grand blessing from Harvard University to the world. On the off chance that this course does not incite you to peruse different articles and books on China you are made of stone. As a maturing learner,it was somewhat of a hard trudge at first yet as the course ripens,your abilities will age.

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Course taken: December 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Paul Hundal
What I would highlight This arrangement has been stunning. It far surpassed my desires. We had the instruction from the best teachers, an exhaustive outline of both the history and current conditions in China and the significance of China on the planet today. I encourage anybody inspired by comprehension current China to enlist in the filed variant IF accessible. In the event that its not accessible I trust Harvardx can make it accessible in some frame later on the grounds that it is a profitable learning background on an imperative point for the 21st Century.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: December 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Chinese History
Hong Kong

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.