課程資訊
課程名稱
中國大陸發展的政治經濟學
Political Economy of Chinese Development 
開課學期
99-2 
授課對象
理學院  地理環境資源學研究所  
授課教師
簡旭伸 
課號
Geog7047 
課程識別碼
228 M7360 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期四A,B,C(18:25~21:05) 
上課地點
地理405 
備註
總人數上限:10人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/992postMao 
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課程概述

First, the course introduces the scalar perspective to understand China. The transition process of China certainly has involved many different social agents at various geographical scales- international, national, local and individuals. Those agents can be at least identified as transnational investors, international organizations, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and governments at the central level, CCP and governments at the sub-national level (including provincial and below), domestic enterprises at central and local scales, and grassroots and social activists and so on. The course will not only discuss the operations, mechanisms and effectiveness of each agent but also examine the interaction between different agents behind the transition.

Another point is that the course very focuses on the environment-related issues for two reasons. First, due to its huge size in geography and in population, China’s transformation involves great complexity. Therefore, discussion over the mechanisms and operations behind one dimension of transition may hardly be applied to those behind other dimensions of transition. It means that to be more focused should be highly encouraged. Second, in the face of severe global environmental challenges, China now is the biggest country in the world in both CO2 emission (environmental protection) and green energy (or nature management). Taken together, it is eagerly demanded to understand deeper about how why and under what circumstances did post-Mao China’s double-edged sword environmental development happen through whom with what consequences?
 

課程目標
This master-level seminar-format course aims to offer comprehensive understanding about the China's transition since 1978. China's dramatic economic achievement over the past decades from Mao's communist centrally planned system to the post-socialist market-like platform undoubtedly deserves our academic attention. Two particular points shape the design of the course.

After taking this course, students are expected to learn twofold: (1) in the theoretical part, how to use the scalar perspective to analyze transformation of any economies like China, (2) in the empirical part, how to discuss China's transition from viewpoints of different agents behind the environmental change.
 
課程要求
Students need to take any one of China’s 31 provincial-level administration as their focus province for the rest of the week. Each province is assigned to ONLY ONE student. All students, regardless chairpersonship or not, are required to submit pieces of news reports (in English) in relation to the topic of the week and your focused province. If you have any problems in finding news about your weekly exercise, please call the TA for help immediately. This part takes 10%. You got to submit more than 10 times in order to start to be evaluated for this 10%.

Students need to take turn to be a chairperson of each week in order lead the discussion in the class. Those who are NOT the chair need to write up an A4 page about your reflection on readings of the week in the course pack. Those who are THE CHAIR need to lead the discussion on each paper of the week (and you do NOT need to write up the reflection). We will have three papers each week, roughly each paper for an hour. Your weekly reflections take 20% in total. Again, you will very likely get nothing if you submit your reflections less than 10 weeks.

As expected to attend seminar, students are expected to talk and discuss loudly and voluntarily. Your active participation in the class will take 20% of the score.

The other 25% is your grant proposal project for a mock grant proposal on China’s environmental- related issues. You, as an environmental expert, are hired to write up a grant proposal on behalf of your focused provincial governments to either (1) the World Bank or related international organizations; or (2) world’s top 500 companies; or (3) the OXFAM or Read Cross or similar international NGOs in order to deal with the most important environment-related issue. Topics of your research need to be consulted with me before you start to write up the proposal. This exercise is more than to evaluate your empirical understanding of China- who need what and when from which foreign resources. This exercise will need to be submitted on the end of May (05/26).

The final 25% is your final-term research proposal. Different from the above one, this research proposal exercise will ask you to think of what are the theoretical gaps in the existing literature which you think are important and interesting. Your proposal will be marked at A++ if you reach the following criteria: theoretically innovative, methodologically operational, informatively contented, and logically written. This exercise need to be handed in by the end of June (06/30).


All exercises and reports and proposals need to upload in the CEIBA.

The score will be marked at grade instead of number.
 
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參考書目
 
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評量方式
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/24  Introduction and province pick-up

-Liu, J. and J. Diamond (2005). "China's Environment in a Globalizing World." Nature 435(7046): 1179-1186.
 
第2週
3/03  Analytic concepts of scale
-Reed, M. G. and S. Bruyneel (2010). "Rescaling Environmental Governance, Rethinking the State: A Three-Dimension Review " Progress in Human Geography 34(5): 646-653.
-Bulkeley, H. (2005). "Reconfiguring Environmental Governance: Toward a Politics of Scales and Networks." Political Geography 24(8): 875-902.
-Brenner, N. (2001). "The Limits to Scale? Methodological Reflections on Scalar Structuration." Progress in Human Geography 25(4): 591-614.
 
第3週
3/10  China’s development: an update
-Wu, G. (2010). "China in 2009: Muddling through Crises." Asian Survey 50(1): 25-39.
-Child, J., Y. Lu, et al. (2007). "Institutional Entrepreneurship in Building an Environmental Protection System for the People's Republic of China." Organization Studies 28(7): 1013-1034.
-Yang, D. L. (2006). "Economic Transformation and its Political Discontents in China: Authoritianism, Unequal Growth and the Dilemmas of Political Development." Annual Review of Political Science 9: 143-164.
 
第4週
3/17  China’s environmental development: an overall
-Bina, O. (2010). "Environmental Governance in China: Weakness and Potential from an Environmental Policy Integration Perspective." China Review-an Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China 10(1): 207-239.
-Heggelund, G. (2004). Environment and Resettlement Politics in China. London, Ashgate; Chapter 6: China’s Environmental Policymaking: Trends and Development 1972-2001 (pp. 135-166)
-Liu, L. (2008). "Sustainability Efforts in China: Reflections on the Environmental Kuznets Curve Through a Locational Evaluation of "Eco-Communities"." Annals of Association of American Geogeraphers 98(3): 604-629.
 
第5週
3/24  China’s Environment and International and Domestic Dynamics
-Jeon, H.-K. and S.-S. Yoon (2006). "From International Linkages to International Divisions in China: The Political Response to Climate Change Negotiation." Asian Survey 46(6): 846-866. Qi, Y., L. Ma, et al. (2008).
-Chan, G., P. K. Lee, et al. (2008). "China's Environmental Governance: the Domestic-International Nexus." Third World Quarterly 29(2): 291-314.
-Thiers, P. (2006). China and Global Organic Food Standards: Sovereignty Bargains and Domestic Politics. Agricultural Standards: the Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System. J. Bingen and B. L. London, Springer: 193-218.
 
第6週
3/31  China’s Environment and the International Aid
-Morton, K. (2005). International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon. London, Routledge.; Chapter 3: Engineering a Solution: The Japanese Approach, page 51-84
-Morton, K. (2005). International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon. London, Routledge.; Chapter 4: Management the Environment with a Human Face: the UNDP approach, page 85-119
-Morton, K. (2005). International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon. London, Routledge.; Chapter 5: Creating Incentives and Institutions: the World Bank Approach, page 51-84
 
第7週
4/07  China’s Environment and local Discretion and Implementation
-Li, W. and H. S. Chan (2009). "Clean Air in Urban China: The Case of Inter-Agency Coordination in Chongqing's Blue Program." Public Administration And Development 29(1): 55-67.
-Xu, J., E. T. Ma, et al. (2006). "Integrating Sacred Knowledge for Conversation: Cultures and Landscapes in Southwest China." Ecology and Society 10(2): Article 7.
-Hathaway, M. J. (2010). "Global Environmental Encounters in Southwest China: Fleeting Intersections and "Transnational Work"." Journal of Asian Studies 69(2): 427-451.
 
第8週
4/14  NO CLASS
exchange with the mid-term week (next week)
 
第9週
4/21  Environmental Grassroots and NGOs
-Van Rooij, B. (2010). "The People vs. Pollution: Understanding Citizen Action against Pollution in China." Journal of Contemporary China 19(63): 55-77.
-Enserink, B. and J. Kopenjan (2007). "Public Participation in China: Sustainable Urbanization and governance." Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 18(4): 459-474.
-Ru, J. and L. Ortolano (2009). "Development of Citizen-Organized Environmental NGOs in China." Voluntas 20(2): 141-168.
 
第10週
4/28  Environmental Practices at the Body/Individual Scale
-Ma, X. and L. Ortolano (2000). Environmental Regulations in China: Institutions, Enforcement, and Compliance. New York, Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Inc. Chapter 5: Informal Rules of Behavior Affecting Compliance (pp. 77- 96)
-Kassiola, J. J. (2010). Confucianizing Modernity and Modernizing Confucianism: Environmentalism and the Need for a Confucian positive Argument for Social Change. China's Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses. J. J. Kassiola and S. Guo. Lodnon, Palgrave Macmillan: pp.195-218.
-Harris, P. G. (2006). "Environmental Perspectives and Behavior in China: Synopsis and Bibliography." Environment and Behavior 38(1): 5-21.
 
第11週
5/05  Environment Business
-Nelson, R. (2008). "Water Pollution in China: How Can Business Influence for Good?" Asian Business & Management 7(4): 489-509.
-Chi, X., N. Streicher-Porte, et al. (2011). "Informal Electronic Waste Recycling: A Sector Review with Special Focus on China." Waste Management 31(4): 731-742.
-Jahiel, A. R. (2007). China, the WTO, and Implications for the Environment. Environmental Governance in China. N. T. Carter and A. P. J. Mol. London, Routledge: 162- 181.
 
第12週
5/12  Green Media and Information
-Yu, Y. and F. Zeng (2010). Digital Power: Public Participation in an Environmental Controversy China's Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses. J. J. Kassiola and S. Guo. Lodnon, Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 179-193
-Yang, G. and C. Calhoun (2007). "Media, Civil Society, and the Rise of a Green Public Sphere in China." China Information 27(2): pp. 211-236.
-Ma, J., M. Webber, et al. (2009). "On Sealing a Lakebed: Mass Media and Environmental Democratisation in China." Environmental Science and Policy 12(1): 71-83.
 
第13週
5/19  Dams and Rivers
-Blaikie, P. M. and J. S. S. Muldavin (2004). "Upstream, downstream, China, India: The politics of environment in the Himalayan region." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94(3): 520-548.
-Jim, C. Y. and F. Y. Yang (2006). "Local Responses to Inundation and De-farming in the Reservoir Region of the Three Gorges Project (China)." Environmental Management 38(4): 618-637.
-Heggelund, G. (2004). Environment and Resettlement Politics in China. London, Ashgate; Chapter 8: China’s Changing Shape of Decision-making and the Three Gorges Project: Interaction between Leadership, Knowledge and Media (page 193- 221)
 
第14週
5/26  NO CLASS
But you got to submit your grant proposal project (25%)
 
第15週
6/02  Forest Management
-Weyerhaeuser, H., A. Wilkes, et al. (2005). "Local Impacts and Reponses to Regional Forest Conservations and Rehabilitation Programs in China's Northwest Yunnan Province." Agricultural System 85(234-253).
-Yuan, J. and J. Liu (2009). "Fengshui Forest Management by the Buyi Ethnic Minority in China." Forest Ecology and Management 25(10): 2002-2009.
-Wang, S., G. C. v. Kooten, et al. (2004). "Mosaic of Reform: Forest Policy in post-1978 China." Forest Policy and Economics 6(1): 71-83.
 
第16週
6/09  Green energy production
-Gan, L. and J. Yu (2008). "Bioenergy Transition in Rural China: Policy Options and Co-benefit." Energy Policy 36(2): 531-540.
-Aden, N. T. and J. E. Sinton (2007). Environmental Implications of Energy Policy in China. Environmental Governance in China. N. T. Carter and A. P. J. Mol. London, Routledge: pp. 100- 122.
-Lema, A. and K. Ruby (2007). "Between Fragmented Authoritarianism and Policy Coordination: Creating a Chinese Market for Wind Energy." Energy Policy 35(7): 3879-3890.
 
第17週
6/16  course reflection, summary and presentation 
第18週
6/23  final-term exam week, another break
Please prepare for your final-term research proposal which should be submitted one week after (06/30).