PKU4 - Introduction to Chinese Economy
4 July 2016 – 28 July 2016
Hosted by Peking University
China’s rapid economic growth in the past decades has generated public and scholarly interest around the world. As the country slows down to an economic “new normal” and steps on a new transition path, a comprehensive study is necessary to understand the past trends and future prospects of China’s economic development and its implications to the rest of the world.
This course provides the students with a balanced overview of the Chinese economy, with special attention paid to the historical, political and institutional context of each turn in the economic transition.
The topics covered include the history of a modern Chinese economy, the strategies that guided China’s institutional reforms, the transitional process in China’s industrial, agricultural, financial and foreign sectors, as well as the multi-dimensional challenges and emerging opportunities facing China’s future growth.
Theoretical and empirical analyses will be used in combination with scholarly readings to help the students understand China’s development models, economic systems and reform policies.
Target Audience/ Prerequisites
Prerequisites: A university-level introductory course in Economics (e.g. Principles of Economics)
The content of this course will be delivered through a mix of lectures and class discussions.
Students’ participation is strongly encouraged. Specifically, students are expected to present and discuss the assigned articles and current events in the class.
Three parts of the evaluation will be calculated as follows:
- Midterm Debate: 20%
- Final Term Paper: 60%
- Attendance and Class Participation: 20%
Credit equivalent at host university & contact hours
Credits at host university: 2 credits
Contact hours: 30 total contact hours
Lecturer(s) / Tutor(s)
Prof. Qin, Xuezheng, Peking University
PKU’s Global Village: http://www.pkugv.com/english/index.asp
Students must arrive by 03/07/16.
Students will be able to check in from 02/07/16.
Check-out date 30/07/16.
Up to 7 days of longer stay can be applied for student.
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RMB 9,000 (includes field trip).
PKU will offer four academic courses (PKU1, PKU2, PKU3 and PKU4) in the 2016 program. The package tuition fee of RMB 9,000 will cover up to two academic courses (from PKU1, PKU2, PKU3 and PKU4) for GSP student. If a GSP student wants to attend three academic courses, an additional tuition fee will apply (RMB 2,000 for one credit).
RMB 120-140 per day for a single room.Approximately RMB 4,000 in total plus returnable deposit of 500 RMB
Living ExpensesApproximately RMB 100 per day
ScholarshipsPKU offers up to 3 IARU students from each member school the funding of accommodation in the program from 03/07/16 to 02/08/16.