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150180 VO STEOP: Politics of the PR of China (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften


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 05.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 12.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 19.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 09.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 16.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 23.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this introduction is to deepen the participants' understanding of the political development of the People's Republic of China. The changing basic principles of governance, the organizational structure of the party state and the space for social action are discussed.

Current articles on the above-mentioned questions are made available to you via the e-learning platform Moodle. In addition to the slides and tape recordings for the lecture, which can also be obtained via the e-learning platform, your reading is the most important preparation for the module exam. Dates for tutorials for the lecture are also announced on the e-learning platform.

Assessment and permitted materials

The exam for the PR part will take place online and 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.

This lecture is part of the STEOP. It is examined as part of the STEOP module examination

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. Grades are awarded according to the following scheme:

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

Heilmann, Sebastian (Hrsg). 2016. Das politische System der Volksrepublik China. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

Note: only the content presented on the slides and sound recordings is relevant for the examination. The "Kursbuch" (Heilmann 2016) and the literature added during the course should 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. Together with the tutorial and the opportunity to ask questions in the VL, this should optimally prepare you for further studies (and of course the exam).

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

Association in the course directory

PR 110

Last modified: Th 19.08.2021 00:05