China Science and Technology Policy and Innovation
China's technological rise has become one of the most important developments in the 21st century. This course will focus on an analysis of China's science and technology policy and innovation strategy, with emphasis on the 1978-Present period. The course will examine the transition in technological development from a Soviet -style top-down model to one where market forces play a greater role in driving advances in science and technology. We also will analyze China's increasing emphasis on an innovation driven economic model. Prereqs: basic knowledge of Chinese history, politics, economics and/or culture. Some basic knowledge of macroeconomics. Some knowledge of politics in the US and abroad.