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150109 VO Economic Development of China (M4) (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 150 participants
Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 30.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 07.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 14.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 11.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 18.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 25.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture provides an introduction to the driving forces behind China's economic development. It explores the logic of economic policy at various points in Chinese history since 1978, illuminates the interaction between economic policy and economic development, and addresses the social, ecological and economic costs of the Chinese development model.

Assessment and permitted materials

The exam will take place online. The exam will consist of two parts: answering a total of 15 questions and writing an essay. The exam questions will be asked partly as a single choice, partly openly. For the essay, you will be given two topics, from which you will choose one to answer.

Exam dates see: https://sss-sinologie.univie.ac.at/pruefungstermine/vo-pruefungstermine/

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The lecture is considered passed if at least 60% of the maximum number of points for the written examination is achieved. The clef is as follows:

100% -90% of the total number of points: Grade 1
89% -80% of the total number of points: grade 2
79% -70% of the total number of points: grade 3
69% -60% of the total number of points: grade 4
59% -0% of the total number of points: grade 5

Examination topics

Slides and audio recordings of each session

Reading list

- Barry Naughton. 2018. The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth. Cambridge/London: MIT Press.
- Arthur R Kroeber. 2016. The Chinese Economy. What Everyone Needs to Know®. New York: Oxford University Press
- additional material

Note: only the content presented on the slides and sound recordings is relevant for the examination. The sources mentioned above as well as the literature added during the course of the VL are intended to make it easier for you to understand this content better. Ideally, you read selectively, i.e. with regard to phenomena and events that are shown on the slides but cannot be understood by you. This should optimally prepare you for further studies (and of course the exam).

So it is by no means about learning the extensive materials by heart, but rather reading them selectively, differentiating between important and unimportant things, asking questions, going deeper and thinking deeply about the connections between the many factors that we will be talking about in the coming weeks .

Association in the course directory

PR 110

Last modified: Fr 22.01.2021 12:08