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Chinese Politics and Public Policy

Peking University, Beijing, China
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-14
Course Fee
14.000 CNY (incl. tuition fees + study materials + accommodation + social programme)
4 ECTS & Certificate of Attendance
Master level
Course description

This course is an introduction at Master level to the contemporary political system of China, with a special focus on its policy making process. The emphasis is on China’s political structure, and state - society relations. This course aims to provide students with a background on major political events in modern China, and then to investigate the current political issues in China today—environmental civil society activity, problems and benefits associated with continuing economic liberalization, and discourse from within the CCP on political reform.

Student profile/target group

Students of social sciences (incl. law, economics, business), sciences and engineering at senior undergraduate or graduate level with an interest in society, governance, politics. While this course is taught at Master level, students at the advanced bachelor level may also apply.




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Required application documents

  • Peking University Application Form
  • Passport copy
  • CV
  • Home University Transcripts



Course director / Lecturers

  • Dr. Lei Shaohua

    LEI Shaohua received doctorate in political science from the University of Utah in 2013. He is an assistant professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University, and is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University. His research fields are Chinese Politics, Comparative Studies on Chinese and Foreign Political System, Sino-U.S. Relations, Counterterrorism. His main works are Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010: Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy (London: Routledge, 2014, co-authored with Yanqi Tong), “The U.S. National Counterterrorism System: Its Evolution and Current Situation,” The Chinese Journal of American Studies, Jan 2015.

Course schedule

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