GEOG 128
Geography of International Affairs

Overview

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In this lesson, you will get an overview of China’s economic development path and transformation over the past four decades.

Lesson Objectives

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

Lesson 9 Assignments
Assignment Directions
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.

Questions?

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.