Bruce D. Larkin                                                                                                   MWF 9.30-10.40

Fall 2003                                                                                                                    Crown 208


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Politics 141:  China

Syllabus

 

This class will meet Fall Quarter 2003, MWF 9.30-10.40 am, in Crown 208. The first class meeting is Friday 25 September.  There is no class on Friday, 28 November.

 

Required, in addition to class attendance, are seven assigned books, a nodding acquaintance with two reference sources, and a term paper.

 

Final Examination

 

The Final Examination will take be [fill in]. It will be offered only at that time.

 

Office Hours

 

My office hours are 12.30-1.30 Monday, and by appointment, in Cowell 183, or (if there is a note on the door) in the Cowell Coffee Shop. The easiest way to contact me is by email to larkin@learnworld.com.  Please include P141 in the Subject line to raise your email above the sea of spam. A sense of my interests can be inferred from the material at http://www.learnworld.com/ and http://www.gcdd.net .

 

Some supplementary material is at http://www.learnworld.com/COURSES/P141/ and a page for course notices at http://www.learnworld.com/COURSES/P141/ClassroomUse/Notices.html

 

Required Books:

 

Chang Jung.  Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China (New York:  Anchor, 1992).

Gold, Thomas [ed]. Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Lampton, David M. [ed], The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Age of Reform (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001).

Nathan, Andrew J. and Perry Link [eds] [Zhang Liang, compiler]. The Tiananmen Papers (New York: Public Affairs, 2001).

Perry, Elizabeth J. and Mark Selden [eds]. Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (Routledge: New York, 2nd ed. 2003).  [The first edition was published in 2000.]

Saich, Tony. Governance and Politics of China (New York: Palgrave, 2001).

Unger, Jonathan. The Transformation of Rural China (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2002).

 

Reference Works [Please Consult in Library]:

 

Mackerras, Colin. The New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Mackerras, Colin with Donald H. McMillen and Andrew Watson [eds], Dictionary of the Politics of the People’s Republic of China (New York: Routledge, 1998).

 

Topics:

 

Week 0: Introduction

 

Week 1: Politics and Memory. The Chinese Revolution.

Chang Jung: Wild Swans.

 

Week 2: Politics and Practice. Identities, instruments, decisions. Party. Center and provinces. Army. Civil society.

Tony Saich: Governance and Politics of China

 

Week 3: Economic reform: is China an agrarian society?

Jonathan Unger:  The Transformation of Rural China.

 

Week 4: Economic reform and construction: is urban China a transformed society?

Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [first sections]

 

Week 5: Socio-political vignettes.  Video [Cultural Revolution. Tiananmen.]

Tom Gold [ed]: Social Connections

 

Week 6: Tiananmen 1989: crisis and turning-point?

Andrew Nathan and Perry Link [eds]: The Tiananmen Papers.

 

Week 7: Post-Deng political transformation.  [ &  Paper presentations]

Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [further]

 

Week 8: Stabilities, conflicts, and resistances.

Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [further]

 

Week 9: Foreign and defense policy. China’s East Asian setting. A global force?

David M. Lampton [ed]:    Foreign and Security Policy …

 

Week 10:  Conclusions.

 

More Good Books and a Few Articles:

 

Barme, Geremie and John Minford.  Seeds of Fire:  Chinese Voices of Conscience  [New York:  Hill and Wang, 1988].

Burns, John P. [ed].  The Chinese Communist Party’s Nomenklatura System:  A Documentary Study of Party Control of Leadership Selection, 1979-1984.  [Armonk, New York:  M. E. Sharpe, 1989].

Burns, John P. an Stanley Rosen [eds].  Policy Conflicts in Post-Mao China:  A Documentary Survey, with Analysis.  [Armonk, New York:  M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1986].

Cao Chien-min and Bruce J. Dickson [eds]. Remaking the Chinese State: Strategies, Society and Security (New York: Routledge, 2001).

Daedalus.  Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  China in Transformation.  V 122 n 2, spring 1993.

Dittmer, Lowell.  China’s Continuous Revolution.  [Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1987].

Fravel, M. Taylor. “Online and On China: Research Sources in the Information Age,” The China Quarterly, n163, September 2000, pp. 821-842.

Goldman, Merle.  Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China:  Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Era [Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1994].

Goldman, Merle and Roderick MacFarquhar [eds]. The Paradox of China’s Post Mao Reforms [Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999].

Harding, Harry.  China's Second Revolution:  Reform After Mao  [Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1987].

Hooper, Beverley.  Youth in China.  New York: Penguin, 1985.  

Kim, Samuel S., China and the World:  New Directions in Chinese Foreign Relations [Boulder, Colorado:  Westview, 1989].

Lieberthal, Kenneth and Michel Oksenberg, Policy Making in China:  Leaders, Structures, and Processes [Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 1988].

Link, Perry, Richard Madsen, and Paul G. Pickowicz [eds], Unofficial China:  Popular Culture and Thought in the People’s Republic [Boulder:  Westview, 1989].

Merle Goldman.  Literary Dissent in Communist China [New York:  Atheneum, 1971].

Nathan, Andrew J.  Chinese Democracy  [New York: Random  House, 1985].

Nathan, Andrew J.  China’s Crisis:  Dilemmas of Reform and Prospects for Democracy  [New York: Columbia University Press, 1990].

Nathan, Andrew J. “The Tiananmen Papers: An Editor’s Reflections,” in The China Quarterly n 167, September 2001, pp. 724-737.

Ogden, Suzanne.  China’s Unresolved Issues:  Politics, Development, and Culture [Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice-Hall, 3rd ed. 1995].

Oksenberg, Michel, Marc Lambert and Lawrence R. Sullivan eds., Beijing Spring, 1989 .  Confrontation and Conflict:  The Basic Documents  [Armonk, NY:  M. E. Sharpe (East Gate), 1990].

Perry, Elizabeth J. and Christine Wong [eds].  The Political Economy of Reform in Post-Mao China  [Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, for the Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1985].

Riskin, Carl.  China’s Political Economy:  The Quest for Development Since 1949  [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987].

Schurmann, Franz.  Ideology and Organization in Communist China [Berkeley:  University of California Press, rev. ed. 1968].

Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. and Elizabeth J. Perry [eds].  Popular Protest & Political Culture in Modern China [Boulder:  Westview, 2nd ed. 1994].

Yi Mu and Mark V. Thompson.  Crisis at Tiananmen:  Reform and Reality in Modern China  [San Francisco:  China Books, 1989].

Yue Daiyun and Carolyn Wakeman.  To the Storm.  The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman [Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1985].

 

Journals:

 

Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs

The China Quarterly

The Journal of Asian Studies

Modern China [Sage]