Course Outline


Course title (English)Explain China With the wisdom of Economics

Course description:

  This course will describe the history of economic evolution in contemporary China. We focus especially on the reform in Chinese agricultural and industrial department, and we try to find the experience and lessons from that. We hope to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on Chinese economy, as we want to get implications for Chinese future economic reform. 
Textbooks and references
Shi LeiReasons and Reform on Chinese Industrial StructureFudan University Press1994
Shi LeiThe Structural Evolution for Chinese AgricultureShanxi People’s Publishing House1999
Henry KissingerOn ChinaChina CITIC Press2012
Huang RenyuThe History of Modern ChinaZhonghua Book Company2011
Wu JinglianCourses on Modern China’s Economic ReformShanghai Far East Publishers2010

Teaching arrangement and outcomes

Chapter 1Backgrounds and trends on social transformation

Chapter 2Why does China choose market economy?

Chapter 3The evolution of Chinese agricultural structure

Chapter 4The evolution of industrial structure

Chapter 5The social cost in China

Chapter 6The success and losses on China’s economic reform

Chapter 7The trend of mid-term and long-term economic trend in China


  Homework*30%+ Exam*70%