This course will introduce students to China and its policy and economic environments. Drawing on the expertise of U-M and Ford School faculty and outside guests, each class will focus on a different policy area.
Themes will include (but are not limited to):
1) Government and civil society (including the Beijing bureaucracy, local politics, and the role
of advocacy groups);
2) Economic development (including business, the emergence of a middle class, and rural development projects);
3) Environmental issues (including the Three Gorges Dam, pollution problems, and "green" energy projects); and
4) US/China relations (including Chinese perceptions of the west, international security issues such as Taiwan, and trade).