HUMN 2021 Doing Business in China
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101857
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Description This unit is primarily aimed at acquainting undergraduate students with the academic theory and debates surrounding China's business etiquette and its globalizing economy. Drawing on a wide range of English-language studies, unit lectures will cover in broad strokes the historic background of the economic reforms carried out in China over the last three decades, as well as their societal implications. They will discuss, for example, the evolution of corporate law and property rights in the PRC since 1949, and the underlying differences and interdependence between the Chinese and Australian economies.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points.
- Students will be able to
- Explain the historic background and ongoing controversies surrounding China's economic-reform thrust over the last three decades.
- Carry out effective team or group-based work.
- Proficiently argue their standpoint, both orally and in writing, in relation to China's development trajectory and the future of Sino-Australian trade.
- Independently find important sources of data and information that might later help them further develop their knowledge of the Chinese and Australian economies, as well as the process of economic globalization as a whole.
- Demonstrate team-work allocation capacity, as well as group research and presentation skills.
A Unique Business Etiquette?
Foreign Investment in China.
Impersonal vs. Personal Trust.
The Wenzhou vs.Shanghai Models of Economic Development.
China's Financial and Banking System.
State Owned Enterprises vs. Private Sector.
The Spectre of Corruption/Guanxi.
The Deadweight of Pollution.
The Global Financial Crisis and the End of "Chimerica".
The Future of Sino-Australian Trade and Investment.