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COSB30: China Today-Political Developments, Societal Issues and Global Influences

This course provides foundational knowledge on the Chinese political system and the political developments since the initiation of economic reforms in 1978.

It analyses a number of key issues and challenges that characterise Chinese contemporary society, including. environmental issues, socioeconomic development, and issues related to regional differences and social inequalities.

The course also focuses on the human rights situation and developments in civil society, freedom of expression, the role of the media and digital development, as well as the emergence of a surveillance society. Domestic issues are analyses in a global context, with emphasis on China's global ambitions, global interlinkages, and foreign policy.

Open for late applications. Applications should be made via


Application code: LU-19521

COSB30 information

Course code: COSB30
Credits: 7.5 hp
Cycle:First cycle
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form:Course, Distance learning
Meetings: 0
Rate of study:  50%
Instructional time: Mixed-time
Entry requirements: General admission requirements as well as previously higher education studies of at least 30 credits. English 6/B.

Study period:

2021-11-01 - 2022-01-14