In this lesson, you will get an overview of China’s economic development path and transformation over the past four decades.
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- describe the main characteristics of a centrally planned economy, the guaranteed social provisions by the state, and the various social, political and economic campaigns under Chairman Mao;
- describe the ways that Deng Xiaoping changed the course of the PRC through ‘opening and reforms’;
- discuss China’s establishment of Special Economic Zones for economic development; and
- discuss China’s economic engagement in Africa.
Required Readings and Assignments
|Readings||Read/watch all of the content for Lesson 9 on this website.|
|Geopolitical Analysis Discussion 3B||See this lesson's module in Canvas for assignment instructions and due dates.|
|DVPM Rough Draft & Peer Review||See this lesson's module in Canvas for assignment instructions and due dates.|
If you have any general course questions, please post them to our Course Questions Discussion located in the General Information Module in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum regularly to respond as appropriate. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses and comments if you are able to help out a classmate.