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OSPBEIJ 22: Independent Study on Contemporary China

Possible topics include: 1) Political trends in the 1980s and after; 2) Urban and rural protest; 3) Poverty alleviation and inequality; 4) The problem of corruption and anti-corruption campaigns; 5) Rise of organized religion; 6) Public opinion and popular nationalism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Walder, A. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 23C: Second-Year Modern Chinese

Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Wang, Y. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 42: Chinese Media Studies

Fundamental changes in Chinese media. Issues such as: how Chinese media emerge and evolve against the background of modern Chinese history; how they interact with government, sponsors, receivers, and other social institutions; and implications for Chinese social development.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 48: Chinese Literature: Tradition in Transformation

Classical Chinese literature from the beginning (ca. 1000 BC) to the 14th centure. Primary texts in translation with attention to the poetic works that feature Chinese literary tradition. Understanding of past experience of Chinese people living in another cultural space through observation, analysis, and reconstruction.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Zhang, P. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 53: Independent Studies

Independent topics may be related to different aspects of the Chinese society, politics, urbanization processes, NGOs, economic development, organizations and management, among others. Students will choose a research topic in consultation with the instructor, develop a reading list and/or research deign, and meet and discuss with the instructor on a regular basis.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zhou, X. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 54: Formal Organizations

Formal organizations are ubiquitous in contemporary societies, such as firms, schools, hospitals, and government agencies. They educate us, manage our financial accounts and structure our daily routines, and they distribute resources, status, and opportunities among social groups. This course introduces dimensions and aspects of formal organizations and basic concepts and theoretical logics for analyzing them. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted to understand organizational phenomena, with special attention to complementary perspectives drawn from economics, psychology, and sociology. Organization research literature and specific cases, especially those in the Chinese context, are used to illustrate the applications of the analytic models and concepts in the real world of organizations.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zhou, X. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 58: China in the World Economy: Han Dynasty to the Present

China's economic and commercial interaction with the outside world through history, providing a more thorough and nuanced understanding of China's role in the world economy since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. How Chinese elites and common people responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by a world economy. China's post-reform economy and how it has shaped and been shaped by the emergent global economy.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hawke, F. (PI)

OSPBEIJ 60: Chinese Philosophies and Modern China

Introduction to Chinese philosophy. Daoism, Confucianism, the Confucian development in the Song and Ming periods, the "liberal" and Legal school of thought, Buddhism, the Confucian thinkers of the Modern period, and "Dialectical Materialism." Chinese form of "liberalism" since the 1980s and the future of Confucian scholarship in the postmodern era. How central questions of Western philosophy pertain to the Chinese tradition, and how relevant Chinese philosophy is to the differences in approaches taken to such issues as truth, good, beauty, mind, body, spirit, being, cosmology, ontology, and epistemology.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 67: China-Africa and Middle East Relations

China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. Historically contextualized relations; evolution of relations within the international climate during different periods, especially in the present; impact of geopolitical and geoeconomic relations on the existing international order.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBEIJ 82: Globalization and the Chinese City

Dynamics of China¿s urban transformation and contemporary city life in the context of globalization. Applying interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives to selected themes related to the distinctive characteristics of China¿s urban development, students gain critical knowledge and understanding of how Chinese urban space is transformed by the forces of globalization, urbanization, marketization, and political decentralization; socio-spatial implications upon urban residents and the migrant population. Opportunities and challenges that Chinese cities face, given its current urban development strategies and trajectories. Field trips and site visits.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Shi, M. (PI)
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