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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: Models of the Chinese Political System and the Structure of the Chinese Party/State

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
1.1: Categorizing the System through Models14m
1.2: Bureaucratic Model and Chinese Politics15m
1.3: The Structure of the Political System2m
1.4: Key Party Structures17m
1.5: Government and the Party8m
1.6: China’s Legislature3m
1.7: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s Military6m
1.8: CCP Controls the Judiciary5m
3 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Required Pre-course Reading10m
Module 1 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Elite Politics in China

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
2.2: Leadership Values, Structures of Conflict and Political Stability13m
2.3: Key Strategies for Elite Success and Elite Mobility in China11m
2.4: Selection of Leaders: What do we know?10m
2.5: Retired Leaders and the Succession Process7m
2.6: New Leaders Bring Policy Changes7m
2.7: Characteristics of Chinese Middle-level Leadership11m
2.8: Generations among Chinese Elites8m
2.9: International Experience of Top Chinese Leaders6m
1 reading
Module 2 Required Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Policy Process in China

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 95 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3.2: The Politics of Policy Making in China12m
3.3: Selecting Policy Alternatives10m
3.4: Making the Decision10m
3.5: Social Interests and Policy Making11m
3.6: Policy Implementation through Campaigns10m
3.7: Local Response, Unintended Consequences and Policy Adjustment17m
3.8: Policy Failures and Successes14m
1 reading
Module 3 Course Reading10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Understanding Societal Engagement in Politics in China

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
4.2: Political Culture as Empirically Measurable Variable14m
4.3: Political Culture in Rural China15m
4.4: Political Participation6m
4.5: Details on the Modes of Participation16m
4.6: Group Activity and Group Politics13m
4.7: Collective Action and Protest9m
4.8: Key Social Groups who Participate in Politics5m
4.9: Concluding the Modes of Participation9m
1 reading
Module 4 Course Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m

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