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-All things here should answer the question: Is China heading for democracy or
consolidation of party power/building resilience of its authoritarian regime? What is the
future of China? Cite the readings where appropriate
TRENDS TO ANALYZE
Causes of air pollutin
-Primarily due to particulate emissions. Much of Chinas coal reserves are sulfurous, not hard
-China is the largest emitter of particulate matter and stuff
There is a transnational concern of stuff when it comes to pollu
How do citizens participate in the Chinese political system? What is the state of play about
What are the popular forms of participation in Leninist systems?
-Participation in the party
The democracy side of it is more what were goi
Chinas legal system
They have several legal traditions
Three underlying models of law
-Legalist jural external model
-Confucian societal internal model
Jural versus societal
Jural is a coercive system by imposing severe incentives and
There are three things that are in Chinas economy
How do we think of China as having a highly globalized type of market at the same time as it has
a very strong growing state sector
From early 1500s to early 1800s the Chinese economy was the largest in th
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China and the information revolution
Propaganda in general what are we learning from the third plenum meeting?
What about Xijinping what sayings or idea have meaning or do not have meaning?
Happiness of the
Poverty and Inequality of the PRC
The party has noticed that it has been actually been increasing inequality in China. One of the
most important things is to understand how all of these issues link together.
PRC per capita GDP of $4300 usd
Even as in Chinas laws, a new commitment
The orientation of these political reforms is to move the economy to make sure growth isnt
totally dependent on infrastructure, because a lot of that is state money that is a one time
expenditure that governments d
Its just a big economic problem for China
A lot of the reforms started in the rural sector.
Because radical things could be accomplished without too much backlash, they gained political
leverage and credibility, in order to continue and pursuing more and
Chinas legal culture has a number of different strands that run through it.
How do you have an independent judiciary in a CCP system? You cant really. There is this
tension between reforming the legal system while at the same time keeping the party in pow
Reform in Industry: The simplified tale of Chinas industrialization
Key general points:
Reforms come incrementally.The party-state took on some sacred-cows of the planned
economy before it took on others. Many of these reforms apply to agricultural reform
Inputs the big 4
-Capital (liquid and not liquid)
-Land, resources not too much (except for coal)
-Labor harbors some capital in it.
China is basically land and resource poor, but very labor rich.
Extensive vs. intensive growth
In the US, we see tremendous emphasis being placed on being part of a group. That was able to
be manipulated by the Party and that sort of thing.
The central committee passed The Third plenum document. The party writes history, and is the
arbiter of how t
How has the CCP maintained its legitimacy in the face of the deligitimation of communism
What is the easiest way to set up your problem? Think about change over time.
We are going to be talking about the Post-Mao era specifically today.
The end of the the Qing dynasy, or Chinas last dynasty is your typical starting point for the
pertinent aspects of history
Qing dynasty 1644 1911
What pressure fell on the Qing dynasty? Focus on internal and external pressures.
1) Demographic pressure on
What does the government look like and how does it work? Want to understand not just what the
decisions are, and also how the decisions flow.
China is ruled by a parallel party-state structure. One is the party, the other one is the state or
!Something about the organizational structure of the government! know this for sure for
Be able to cite readings appropriately
-Economic development theme.
What vision for the economy? What is the role of people (labor) and machines?
How do key ideas of a liberal state look in china?
Big ideas to talk about
1) What is the nature of state
2) What constitutes a good state
3) What are the duties of a state?
What is a liberal democracy?
When we add the term liberal to it, what does it ha
2 rules that are very interesting.
1) Term limits for the politburo, and the politburo standing committee. 5 year terms
2) Age limits. You cant for these top positions of politburo and politburo standing committee, if
you will be over 72 by the time these
The general secretary is almost always the president
Within the party, it is actually illegal to have factionalism or any sort of dissent.
The top party leaders are most chosen, most supposed to be vanilla. Your incentive is to be the
peron through whom t
The May 4th Movement
-After the fall of the Qing dynasty, it wasnt until 1949 until China had a well functioning,
Republic of China, Sun Yatsen
-1911 1949 was a chaotic period, because a new government was brought up.
-1913 1915 pe
Culture and history is super important to the Chinese, which is why it is so important to learn
about in the context of this class.
What are the major themes in this class? (Organize thoughts around these)
1) How is history Relevant to Contemporary PRC po