PIR-30162 - The Rise of China
Coordinator: Ningkang Wang-Kaeding Tel: +44 1782 7 33217
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of Chinese domestic politics, enhance an evidence-based knowledge to critically assess the role of China on the global stage, and cultivate a genuine interest in this subject.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the domestic politics and foreign policy of the People's Republic of China: 1,2
Critically assess the strength and limitation of theoretical and conceptual approaches to study the rise of China in the established literature: 1,2
Effectively communicate a specialised knowledge of the debate on China's rise: 1,2

Study hours

20 hours contact time in ten two-hour seminars
60 hours seminar preparation
30 hours research and writing of essay
40 hours research and preparation for examination

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 60%
72-hour Unseen Exam
72-hour unseen exam. Students are required to answer two exam questions and write up to 1500 words for each answer.

2: Essay weighted 40%
1500 words essay Students are required to develop a specific question directly linked to themes covered in the syllabus, in consultation with the module leader.