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.

x !
Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2014–2016
Selaamasi opetussuunnitelma ei ole enää voimassa. Tarkista tiedot voimassa olevasta opetussuunnitelmasta.
MPAS2146 China's Urbanization and Sustainability 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
University Lecturer / Network

Learning outcomes

After the course, students will be able to analyse major trends and challenges of sustainable development in urban China and the global effects of China’s urbanization.


The course examines the dynamics of China’s urbanization from the angle of sustainability: what are the crucial environmental and social issues and what have the local governments done in order to tackle the problems? How effective have the local actions been? What is the role of NGOs, social movements and international cooperation in the attempts to create livable cities? In addition to detailed case studies, these questions are discussed in a global context – what are the specific features of China and in which ways are the problems and solutions typical for rapidly urbanizing countries.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 4 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

Students prepare in small groups (2-3 students) a digital story about one Chinese city and a specific urbanization-related problem that the city faces. The digital story can be done by preparing a PPT presentation and then adding voice narration to the PPT.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Digital story 40%, learning diary 60%.

Study materials

Xuefei Ren: Urban China (2013), course readings and articles.

Further information

Spring 2015, biannually.

Belongs to following study modules

Sosiaalitieteiden laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Filosofian, poliittisen historian ja valtio-opin laitos