Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3133: Chinese Politics and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Bell, Daniel, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015).

Bell, Daniel, China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008).

Bovingdon, Gardner, The Uyghurs: Strangers in their Own Land (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).

Breslin, Shaun, “China and the Global Order: Signaling Threat or Friendship?” International Affairs, Vol. 89, No. 3 (2013).

Brown, Kerry, CEO China: The Rise of Xi Jinping (London: I.B. Taurus, 2016).

Chan, Wing Chan and Li Zhang, “The Hukou System and Rural-Urban Migration in China: Processes and Change”, The China Quarterly, 1999.

Chin, Gregory and Ramesh Thakur, “Will China Change the Rules of the Global Order? The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4 (October 2010).

Fei Xiaotong, From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society, (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 1992).

Lanteigne, Marc, Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).

Ong, Lynette, “State-Led Urbanization in China: Skyscrapers, Land Revenue and ‘Concentrated Villages’”, The China Quarterly, Vol. 217 (March 2014).

Saich, Tony, Governance and Politics of China, 4th Edition, (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).

Spence, Jonathan, The Search for Modern China (London: W W Norton and Co, 1991).

Spence, Jonathan, Mao Zedong: A Life (New York: Penguin, 1999).

Tang, Wenfang, Populist Authoritarianism: Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Yeh, Emily, Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development, (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013).