Government and Politics of China

A photo of Mrs. Nixon walking through a large doorway with a crowd of people.

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


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Fall 2002


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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.

Edward Steinfeld. 17.547 Government and Politics of China, Fall 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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