The confirmed courses for LSE-PKU Summer School 2015 are:
This course considers China’s political, economic, and social developments in a comparative and theoretical perspective. We examine China’s experiences in relation to experiences across the globe, engaging current controversies about the best approaches to international development. Students will gain a deeper political economy understanding of how and why China has developed; China’s capacities and possible pathways for approaching future challenges; and whether and how China may be a model for other developing countries.
Along the way, we ask whether developing countries can really expect to learn important lessons from China. Do different countries face similar types of development problems? If so, would they be able to apply the same solutions? We conclude by evaluating whether and how China might successfully engage key future challenges, such as heightened inequalities, diversity-related tensions, environmental protection, corruption, shadow banking, promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation, and a rising global impact.
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