Part one: Introduction

Week 1: Introduction to the module

Week 2: China before the rise: Society, politics and economics under Maoism, 1949-1978

1. Five Principles for Peaceful Coexistence (Chinese embassy document): http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/ziliao/3602/3604/t18053.htm
2. Ten Principles of Bandung: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-04/23/content_436882.htm
3. A brief overview by PBS on the establishment of the PRC and relations with the United States, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/china/peopleevents/pande05.html
4. Teufel Dreyer, June (2007), Chinese Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy Research Institute Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 5, http://www.fpri.org/footnotes/125.200702.dreyer.chineseforeignpolicy.html.
5. Zhang, Shuguang (2007), ‘Constructing “Peaceful Coexistence”: China’s Diplomacy toward the Geneva and Bandung Conferences, 1954-55,’ in Cold War History, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 509-528.
6. Khoo, Nicholas (2010), ‘Breaking the Ring of Encirclement: The Sino-Soviet Rift and Chinese Policy toward Vietnam, 1964-1968,’ in Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 3-42.
7. Debate on Lorenz Lüthi’s book (2010), The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World: ‘FORUM: Mao, Khrushchev, and China’s Split with the USSR. Perspectives on The Sino-Soviet Split,’ in Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 120-165.

Part two: Chinese Economy and Society

Week 3: Chinese Industrial Structure and Performance since 1978
1. Naughton, Barry (2007). The Chinese Economy: transitions and growth, The MIT Press. Chapters 12 and 13, pp. 271-328.
2. OECD (2009). State-owned enterprises in China: reviewing the evidence, Paris: OECD.
3. Li, Wei (1997). The Impact of Economic Reform on the Performance of Chinese State Enterprises, 1980-1989,  Journal of Political Economy, 105, pp. 1080-1106.

Week 4: The Impact of the Open Door Policy on the Chinese Economy
1. Naughton, Barry (2007). The Chinese Economy: transitions and growth, The MIT Press. Chapters 16 and 17, pp. 377-424.
2.  Sun, Haishun (1998). Macroeconomic Impact of Direct Foreign Investment in China: 1979-96. The World Economy, 21, pp. 675-694.
3. Whalley, J. and X. Xin (2010). China’s FDI and non-FDI economies and the sustainability of future high Chinese growth, China Economic Review, 21, pp. 123-135.

Week 5: Poverty and Inequality in China
1. Naughton, Barry (2007). The Chinese Economy: transitions and growth, The MIT Press. Chapter 9.1-9.3, pp. 209-221.
2. Ravallion, Martin, and Shaohua Chen (1999). When Economic Reform Is Faster Than Statistical Reform: Measuring and Explaining Income Inequality in Rural China, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 61 (February), pp. 75–102.
3. Yao, Shujie, Zongyi Zhang, and Lucia Hanmer (2004). Growing Inequality and Poverty in China, China Economic Review, 15, pp. 145–63.
4. Park, Albert, and Sangui Wang (2001). China’s Poverty Statistics, China Economic Review, 12, pp. 384–98.

Part Three: China and the World

Week 6: China and Global Financial Crisis


Week 7: China’s Rising Middle Class

Reading: TBC

Week 8: Intellectual Property Right in China


Week 9: One Child Policy and its Impacts on the social and economic environment in China 

  1. Festini, F. and de Martino, M. (2004)’Twenty five years of the one child family policy in China’. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 58: 358-60.
  2. Goh, E. (2011) China’s one-child policy and multiple caregiving: raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.
  3. Hesketh, T. and Xing, Z.W. (2005) ‘The effect of China’s one-child family policy after 25 years’. The New England Journal of Medicine 353 (11): 1171-6.
  4. Kane, P. and Choi, C.Y. (1999) China’s one child family policy’. British Medical Journal 319: 992-4.
  5. Poston, D. L. (2005) Fertility, family planning, and population policy in China. London: Routledge.
  6. Potts, M. (2006) ‘China’s one child policy. The policy that changed the world’. British Medical Journal 333: 361-2.

Week 10: China’s ageing population

  1. England, R.S. (2005) Aging China. The Demographic Challenge to China’s Economic Prospects. Westport: Praeger.
  2. Cai, F. et al (eds) (2012), The elderly and old-age support in rural China. Washington DC: World Bank. (e-book)
  3. Help Age International (2013) Pension Coverage in China and the expansion of the New Rural Pension Scheme. Briefing no. 11. Available online at www.helpage.org
  4. Li, S. et al (2010) ‘Gender, Migration, and the Wellbeing of the Elderly in Rural China’, in Eggleston, K. and Tuljapurkar, S. (eds) Aging Asia. The Economic and Social Implications of rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan and South Korea. Stanford: Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Centre, pp. 63-76. (offprint)
  5. Silverstein, M. et al (2006) Intergenerational Transfers and Living Arrangements of Older People in Rural China: Consequences for Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Gerontology 61B (5): S256-S266.
  6. Yunong, H. (2012) Family relations and life satisfaction of older people: a comparative study between two different hukous in China. Ageing and Society 32 (1): 19-40.


Week 12: China and the World Economy

  1. China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society (2012).  Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), and the World Bank. Part 1 (Chapter on Innovation)
  2. Barry Naughton (2007) The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, Chapter 4 ‘Market Transition: Strategy and Process’
  3. Yasheng Huang (2008) Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics, Cambridge, Chapter 1.
  4. Yifu Lin (2009) Economic Development and Transition, Cambridge
  5. Peter Nolan and Jin Zhang (2010), Global Competition after the Financial Crisis, New Left Review, Vol. 64 July/August
  6. Damian Tobin (2013) ‘Renminbi internationalisation: precedents and implications.'<http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/16694/>Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies, 11 (2). pp. 81-99. http://www.cefims.ac.uk/documents/research-104.pdf



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