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PLM4290

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dennis Woodward

Synopsis

A study of China's attempts to modernise in the wake of the Western impact last century emphasising the political economy. Key historical debates and the various development strategies pursued in China since 1949. Critical examination of the Soviet-inspired First Five Year Plan, the 'Maoist' programs of the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, and the various gyrations of the post-Mao 'reforms' constitute the main body of the subject.

Assessment

Essay (6000 words): 50%
Seminar presentation and participation: 10%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Dennis Woodward

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

PLT4299,PLM5290