Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2145 Citizen Resistance through Public Interest Litigation in China 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

The course deals with citizen resistance in the form of public interest litigation in contemporary China in which Chinese people are making use of law and judicial system to rightfully resist against rights violators, voice their concerns about social issues, and pursue social justice. By way of this course, students will have a better understanding of rights protection and maintaining social stability that are two keys to understand current Chinese issues in post-Tiananmen era.

General description

The course focuses on rightful resistance to the state from civil society by examining public interest litigation (PIL) that is a noteworthy social and legal phenomenon over the past nineteen years. The course covers such topics as rightful resistance under the authoritarian regime, citizen legal action and public participation, non-confrontational strategies, and preserving social stability and rights defence, etc.


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Teacher responsible

Junxin Jiang


21-Jan-2016 – 25-Feb-2016
Lectures 16 h
Spring 2016
Thu 21-Jan-2016 - 25-Feb-2016 weekly at 16.15-17.45, CEAS

Evaluation criteria

Lectures and discussions (16 h), readings, and 2000-words essay.

Participation and active class discussion: 30%; essay: 70%.

Study materials