• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Economic Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Jane Golley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

Since Deng Xiaoping initiated the process of 'reform and opening up' in the late 1970s, China has emerged as the second largest and one of the most dynamic economies in the world. China's domestic economic reforms and growing integration into the global economy have raised countless questions about the nature of China's economic growth and development process in the past, present and future: Has China's transition from central planning to an increasingly market-based economy been successful? What kind of capitalist system is China becoming, if becoming capitalist at all? What are the major challenges facing the current generation of leaders under President Xi Jinping, and what are the prospects for economic growth in the future? How has China been transformed by, and in turn transformed, the global economy and how are other nations responding to these twin transformations?


This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to address these questions and more through a series of lectures and tutorials that begin with China under Mao, before exploring the major features of the reform period, from gradual experimentalism to unbalanced export-led growth. The course will then focus on the key challenges facing China today, including demographic change and an ageing population, income inequality, pollution and the need for low-carbon green growth, US-China relations and the Australia-China economic relationship.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of China’s economic transition from command planning to ‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’.
  2. Identify the major issues facing China today and the major debates surrounding these issues.
  3. Critically analyse, discuss and debate the academic and policy literature relating to China’s economic growth and development and its global integration
  4. Research and write critical analysis of key topics relating to the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Dot Points - 1 page summaries of readings relating to weekly tutorial questions (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. Mini Papers - 3 mini papers (750 words each) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Debate (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Research Paper (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

None

Preliminary Reading

Readings will be provided on the Wattle course site.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2022 $4440 Standard Rate
2022 $3510 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
2360 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View
Online
4182 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online View

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