Outline

 

A. Completed or to be completed in 2017

  1. Science, Technology, and Society in China, Parts 1 and 2
  2. Understanding China, 1700-2000: A Data Analytic Approach, Parts 1 and 2
  3. Business English for Non-Native Speakers
  4. English for Doing Business in Asia
  5. China and the World
  6. Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society
  7. Intimacy of Creativity: Entering the Minds of Composers
  8. China’s Economic Transformation, Parts 1 and 2
  9. Inequality and Hard Times in the Past: Eurasian Perspectives

B. To be completed by 2019

  1. China African Relations
  2. Population and Society
  3. Max Weber and Comparative Social Theory
  4. Chinese Values in a Changing World: Retrospect and Prospect
  5. Dream of the Red Chamber-A Novel and an Opera

C. Future Commitments

  1. Chinese Political Economy
  2. Chinese Stratification
  3. Transformation of Rural Society in the 20th and 21st century
  4. Western Literature and Chinese Creative Writing

 


Science, Technology, and Society in China, Parts 1 and 2

This course explores in general terms how engineering as well as scientific knowledge and practice are influenced by dynamic interactions between science, technology, innovation, and society. The course will introduce the innovation systems approach, laying the groundwork for mastering the remaining two parts of the course by introducing broad concepts and ideas to provide students with a platform on which to think about the science/technology–society relationship and related policy issues with a focus on China. Part Two will examine the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the West on scientific and technological progress in China.

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Understanding China, 1700-2000: A Data Analytic Approach, Parts 1 and 2

This course demonstrates how a new scholarship of discovery is redefining what is singular about modern China and modern Chinese history, and offers perspectives derived from Chinese experience over the last three centuries. Part One focuses on the question ‘Who are we?’ as seen through the framework of comparative population behavior – mortality, marriage, and reproduction – and their interaction with economic conditions and human values. Part Two focuses on comparative inequality and opportunity and addresses two related questions ‘Who rises to the top?’ and ‘Who gets what?’

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Business English for Non-Native Speakers English for Doing Business in Asia
English for Doing Business in Asia

This course aims to improve your Business English language skills by developing your vocabulary and reading skills and your understanding of tone, style and knowledge of communication methods. We’ll also cover how these language skills can enhance audience analysis, business case analysis and basic business communication strategies. Skills learned in this course will often be referred to and needed to complete the speaking, writing and cross-cultural communications courses of this Specialization.

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China and the World

This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding China that highlights the intersection of politics and economics. In part One, we will assess both positive and negative outcomes of the political economy, study decision-making details of political leaders and Chinese people’s strategies to influence their leaders’ decisions. In part Two, this course tracks the opening of China up from 1978 until it joins the WTO, looks at various aspects of China’s “going out strategy”, and focuses on how the world affected China’s internal development.

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Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society

This course describes differences in the goals, basic paradigms, and research methods of the major social science disciplines. Students are expected to identify the key parts of a research proposal, learn the major sources of data for use in social science research and the most common approaches for inferring a causal relationship from quantitative data.

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Intimacy of Creativity: Entering the Minds of Composers

This course aims to develop a new paradigm for appreciating music from the perspective of both the composer and performer by teach melody and harmony. It will challenge traditional notions of the role of a composer in music, and redefine existing notions and the use of melody, harmony in music.

 


China’s Economic Transformation, Parts 1 and 2

This course shows the Economic Reform and Growth in China and Human Dimensions of Economic Development in China. In Part One, we will describe the origin and consequences of China’s key economic reforms since 1978 and to what extent China has integrated itself into the global economy. In Part Two, we will focus on China’s population policies and China’s massive internal migration, and Analyze the supply, demand, and regulatory factors influencing employment outcomes of skilled and unskilled workers.

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Inequality and Hard Times in the Past

In Part One, we analyze individual and household responses to hard times in largely rural 18-19th century Swedish, Belgian, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese communities, emphasizing the role of local context. We use new historical data derived from household and population registers to follow individuals across time, and start with some observations on poverty in the world today. In Part Two, the EAP II micro-macro link in other words reminds us of yet another distinctive binary contrast, the East Asian vs Western demographic transition. The result should be a better macro understanding based on multiple analyses of micro data of why and how we behave both differently and the same.


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