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17.547 Government and Politics of China, Fall 2002

Mrs. Nixon in China
Mrs. Nixon in China, (from NARA, the National Archives and Record Administration

Highlights of this Course

Grades for this course are largely based on an in-class midterm exam, two quizzes, and a final take-home exam/essay. All are available in this course site.

Course Description

This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject at greater depth through reading and individual research.


Prof. Edward Steinfeld

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate

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