Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2076: China in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lei Xie (Lecturer)

Available via distance learning


From a comparative perspective, this module introduces actors, institutions and processes in Chinese politics. It provides the fundamentals for understanding the key issues in state building, policy processes and state-society relation of Chinese politics. We will use contemporary theoretical perspectives and historical materials to analyse the evolution of Chinese political institutions since its 1978 policy. Knowledge that will be acquired includes: the formal structure of political power;the Chinese Communist Party; policy-makers and policy-making; central-local relation; China and the world; laws and legal order; and the socio-political and economic transformations of the People’s Republic of China in the past 3 decades.

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