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OSPHONGK 21: China's Business Environment in Historical Perspective

China's transition from a centrally planned company to a more market-oriented system has been a remarkable process of reform and opening up. Business in China has been accordingly transformed. This course discusses the evolution of business sector development in contemporary China during the recent decades. Using economic reforms as the overall framework, it combines institutional analyses with business histories and company-level case studies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 22: China's Financial Reforms - Problems and Perspectives

This course examines the key aspects of China's institutional reform and political-economic development since the 1970s. It reviews the major policy controversies on China's system transition, based on leading research contributions from the academia, policy think tanks and international institutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of why and how China has reformed; and to what extent China's experience may be generalized as a model for other developing countries.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 23: China Under Mao

Exploration of the history of Mao Zedong¿s years in power in the founding period of the People¿s Republic of China. Historical processes contributing to this era of turbulent elite politics, chaotic and often horrifically violent revolutionary political campaigns, and unprecedentedly vast state-directed restructuring of the economy, culture, and nearly all aspects of society and culture has been joined by an interest in the related human and natural costs, the lived experiences, and the diverse forms in which local societies at the grassroots so distant from party leaders adapted their own variations of life under Chinese socialism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 24: Urban China

Socioeconomic, political, and cultural facets of urbanization with a regional focus on China. Critical observation and analysis of the process of urbanization and its lived experiences in the Chinese context. Comparative lessons from other regions for comparative understanding of the complex processes of urbanization across the globe. Critical investigation of urban issues ranging from land politics, urban planning, urban governance, to citizen rights, urban space, and urban culture. Overview of China's quest for modernity and its urban transformation since the late imperial era, followed by an interdisciplinary approach to examine China's unprecedented urban development in the post-reform era. Hands-on field trip in Hong Kong to take full advantage of Hong Kong as a global city.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 25: Cultural History of China

Multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality (philosophical, bureaucratic, and economic processes of rationalization). Focus on the moments of paradigm shift from one mode of rationality to another. For moment, examine cultural facts and artifacts¿thought, literature, ritual¿in relationship to changing social, political, and economic systems. This semester, focus on the emergence of modern China in the Song-Yuan (960-1368) and of today's China 1850 to the present. How the modern attack on religion, redefined as "superstition", led not only to religious reform movements but also to a society in which science and the nation became the primary value systems promoted by the state.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

OSPHONGK 26: East Asian Film Genres in a Globalizing World

Connections between different cinemas within East Asia and between East Asia and the rest of the world explored from a genre perspective. Hong Kong and Korean gangster movies, Chinese swordplay and Japanese samurai films, and horror films from Japan and Thailand as examples of the transnational circulation of genres, involving processes of both localization and globalization. Focus on three interrelated genres: the martial arts film, the Eastern Western and the film noir/crime film. Explore Hollywood-centered genre theory, trace complex webs of creative influences, and appreciate the sameness and difference that characterizes both genre films and our globalizing world. Make a short "genre film" for screening at the end of the term
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

OSPHONGK 27: China and Regional Order

This course looks at China's changing political, economic and security relationships in Asia through frameworks in the International Relations literature. It contextualizes China's external relationships across Asia-Pacific in the ongoing evolution and negotiation of Asian regional order and institutions in the aftermath of the Cold War, and argues that this context helps account for the objectives of and some apparent ambiguities and contradictions in Chinese foreign and security policy. Three parts: context and background; empirical view of developments involving China's international relationships in Asia; theoretical frameworks to evaluate China's relations with regional order.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 28: An Introduction to the Development of Science and Technology in China

Science and technology in China from antiquity to the present is surveyed through the study of selected topics in some depth. Particular emphasis is given to science and technology as a window to appreciate certain aspects of Chinese culture and history. Two important questions are explored through contrasting China with the West: the conditions for the development of modern science and the central role of science and technology in modernization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 29: The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade, and Soft Power

The "Rise of China" from the perspective of Global Governance, shedding light on its diplomatic, trade and cultural relations with others in the Global Community. Critical analysis of the transformation of Chinese foreign policies since the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the momentum behind this change of practices. Topics include: history and evolution of Chinese foreign policies; analytical framework of policy-making process in China, particularly in handling foreign and security affairs; foreign relations with both the developed and developing nations; booming economy and integration with the global economy; assessment of the rhetoric of "Peaceful Rise" and "Charm Offensive" with reference to the Confucius Institute.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 30: Investigating Hong Kong Through Multidisciplinary Lens

ntroduction to Hong Kong society with a particular focus on the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary Hong Kong. Some of the central questions include: What is so unique about Hong Kong? How do a Hong Kong in the past and some of the special features of the Hong Kong society contribute to a transforming China? Topics may include: (1) historical trajectory of Hong Kong; (2) identity formation: from migrants to local Hong Kong; (3) the making of Hong Kong: urban development as a case; (4) the paradise of capitalism and the Hong Kong miracle; (5) governance and politics; (6) foodways and heritage; (7) religion and folk beliefs; (8) the great transformation: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area initiatives
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
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