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EAST0004 Chinese Society and Urbanisation 5 ECTS
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Outi Luova

Learning outcomes

After the course students will be able to analyse the complex transition that the Chinese society is undergoing.


Chinese society has been under an unprecedented continuous transformation since the 1980s. This course will address the societal changes from a variety of perspectives: migration, family, gender, ethnicity, environmental issues, housing and free time. Because China’s rapid urbanization is one of the major reasons for societal change, urbanization will provide the overall framework for the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures (16 h), readings, short assignments, digital story.

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Teaching language


Modes of study

Students who are not familiar with the basic structures and developments of the Chinese society (e.g. hukou, danwei, ruralurban migration) should read the book Urban China by Xuefei Ren in the beginning of the course.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Department of Social Research
Department of Social Research
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Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
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