Politics in Contemporary China - Essay
Length & referencing
The essay will be 2000 words (plus or minus 10%) in length not including the required separate endnotes and bibliography.
may opt to use any major system of citation such as the Harvard or Chicago systems but must ensure that the chosen system is applied consistently and correctly.
Margins of 2.5cm – 3cm: at left, right, top and bottom of pages
Papers must have 1.5 or double line spacing
Font size for the main text should be ‘12’
o (for long indented quotes, use ‘11’)
Pages must be numbered
Please use a line space between paragraphs.
(choose one to write)
Assess the Ideological Relevance of the “Sinification” of Marxism-Leninism to Chinese Politics.
Assess Mao’s Strategy for China’s Economic Development.
Discuss the Dynamics and Political Implications of the Cultural Revolution?
Assess the Changing Role of the People’s Liberation Army in Chinese Politics.
Analyse Deng’s Approach to the Mass Line after the Cultural Revolution.
Assess Deng Xiaoping’s Strategy for Re-Building China’s Institutions
Assess Deng’s Approach to Development under “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”
Analyse the “Open Door Policy” as Part of China’s Strategy for Economic Development.
Analyse the Causes and Results of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident.
Critically Assess the Contents and Implications of Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern Tour Theory”.
Assess the Social Consequences of the “Socialist Market”.
Identify the Content and Evaluate the Success or Failure of the Hong Kong “One Country, Two Systems” Policy.
Identify and Evaluate the Contents and Political Purpose of Jiang Zemin’s “Three Represents”.
Assess Hu Jintao’s “Scientific Development Concept” as a Strategy for Development.
Evaluate Changes in Policy and Law on Private Property.
Assess the Housing Controversy in terms of Development vs. the “Public Interest”.
Discuss the CCP Approach to “Building Democracy”.
Discuss the Impact of New Popular Organization on the Party State.
Assess the Changing CCP-NPC Political Relationship.
Critique Hu Jintao’s Notions of the “Ruling Party”and“Ability to Govern”.
Discuss the Prospects for Rule-of-Law Formation in China’s Current Political Context.
Assess Law and Social Justice in China’s New “Rule of Law Economy”.
Assess Death Penalty Reform in China.
Analyse the Prospects for Fair Trial in China’s Court System
CCP Policy of Regional Autonomy within China’s “Multinational Unitary State”: “Equality” vs. “Unity”?
Does China Practice an “Assimilationist Ideology” in Tibet?
Assess the Correlation of National Minority Political Identity and Economic Modernization in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.
Assess the CCP’s Current Policy on Religious Organization and Freedom.
“Leaning to One Side” and the Chinese Approach to Alliance Politics.
Assess the Relevance of the “Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence”.
Discuss the Strategic Implications of Mao’s 1970s “Theory of the Three Worlds”.
Assess the Chinese Strategic Approach to US and Soviet “Hegemonism”.
Critique the Chinese Advocacy of New International Economic and Political Orders in mid-1970s UN Politics.
Assess the Origins and Relevance of Deng Xiaoping’s “Independent Foreign Policy”.
China’s Foreign Policy Adaptation to the Collapse of the Soviet Union.
Assess the China’s Post-Tiananmen Human Rights Diplomacy.
Evaluate the Chinese Approach to WTO Membership.
Assess the Content and Implications of China’s “New Security Concept”.
Evaluate the Chinese Response to “Globalization”.
Assess “Harmony” vs. “Hegemony” in Hu Jintao’s Foreign Policy