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150006 SE Industry in China (EC Politics, Economy, Law) (2018W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 11.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 18.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 25.10. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 08.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 15.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 22.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 29.11. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 06.12. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 13.12. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 10.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 17.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 24.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
Thursday 31.01. 13:45 - 15:15 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Knowledge and analytic understanding of the concrete structure of Chinese industry and its comparative strengths triggering China's dynamic development should be provided.
The goal of the course is to present, understand and interpret the development of Chinese industry.

First lesson: introduction by the lecturer + topic assignment

15 topics are offered

1. (Sometimes forgotten) basics of economics and industrial policy and their importance in China: economies of scale, composite earnings, network effects; Special Economic Zones, Industrial Parks, Technology Centers, Innovation Centers, Clusters

- Chandler Alfred D., Hikino Takashi (1994): Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism. Chap 2 pp 14-46

2. Recent Historical Development of Chinese Industry (structure)
-Weigelin-Schwiedrzik Susanne, Hauff Dagmar (1999): Ländliche Unternehmen in der VR China. S 13-77
-Veeck Gregory et al (2007): China's Geography - Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic and Social Change pp 263-289
-Tregar T.R. (1970): An Economic Geography of Chona (Early Development of Industry pp 7-13 Chap 8 Ind Development pp 199-240

3. "Adam Smith in Beijing" - How to explain the development of the last decades in China?
-Giovanni Arrighi (2007): Adam Smith in Beijing: Die Genealogie des 21. Jahrhunderts, Kapitel 1, 3, 8, 12

4. China and the concepts for a re-industrialization of the US and Europe
- Shih W. (2013): The Re-industrialization of the United States? Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 2/2013. S.297-312
-Kunzmann Klaus R., Schmid Willy A., Koll-Schretzenmayr Martina (2010): China and Europe. Kap 7, 9, 17

5. Raw materials for Chinese industry - recycling
-Baum J. (2014): Das Feuer des Drachen - Ressourcenfragen in Weltfabrik. In: „Kritische Rohstoffe in der Großen Transformation - Metalle, Stoffstrompolitik und Postwachstum“
-Baum J. (2011): Background, basic concepts and overview on circular economy in China and Europe. In: Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik et al: ReSourcing in China: Standards for Circular Economy - Comparing China and the EU.

6. Industry and "New Silk Road"
- Erebus Wong, Lau Kin Chi, Sit Tsui and Wen Tiejun (January 2017): One Belt, One Road - China's Strategy for a New Global Financial Order. Monthly Review. Vol 68 Issue 08
- Grübler Julia, Stehrer Robert (2017): Die chinesische Investitionsoffensive „One Belt, One Road” - Wirtschaftliche Potenziale für Österreich? Policy Brief Nr. 33, Februar 2017

7. Greening of Chinese industry
-Fischer Doris (2014): Green Industrial Policies in China - the Example of Solar Energy. In: Level Anna (ed) (2014): Green Industrial Policies in Emerging Countries. PP 69-103
-Knutsen Hege Merete, Ou Xiaoxi (2015): Ecological Modernization and Dilemmas of Sussatainable Development. In: Hansen Arve, Wethal Ulrike (ed) (2015): Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability pp 65-78
-Wang Lei, Yoshida Fumikazu (2015): Studies on the Background of the Expansion of Wind Power in China. In: Yoshida Fumikazu, Mori Akihisa (2015): Green Growth and Low Carbon Development in Eastasia

8. China's fields of industry
-Klausing, H., Maryanski A., Schultze E. (1989): China - ökonomische und soziale Geographie. Kapitel 5.2

9. Industrial labor disputes - in the World Factory
-Egger G., Fuchs D., Immervoll T., Steinmassl L. (Hg.) (2013): Arbeitskämpfe in China - Berichte von der Werkbank der Welt. Wien

10. Steel industry in China
tbd

11. Food industry, wholesale and food retail
tbd

12. The industrial implications of the internal GO WEST strategy
tbd

13. Industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025
tbd

14. Perspectives of Chinese Industry in the Trade Dispute with the United States
tbd

15. Current regional structure of Chinese industry
tbd

Assessment and permitted materials

In the first hour: topical input by the lecturer and the assignment of the topics for independent processing by creation of a paper takes place - under guidance of the LV-Leader, which is then presented.

One presentation will be given per topic, possibly for 2 participants; each participant has to write a paper and to give a presentation (possibly together with a partner), as well as a verbal comment of at least 5 minutes to another paper.
The (joint) lecture should take 30-40 minutes

Papers are to be sent 7 days before the lecture, and the presentation documents 2 days before the lecture to the lecturer.

Central is the writing of a seminar paper, which should contain a concise summary

At least one basic bibliographical reference is given for each topic, further literature must be researched and used for the paper and the presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

First, the paper and presentation are judged, as well as the comment on another paper. In the last hour a test will be conducted on the summaries from the lectures / papers.

The grade is composed: 20% content of the paper, 20% formal, eg. Eg literature handling, 20% presentation, 20% comments, 20% final test

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

see above

Association in the course directory

EC

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