Chinese Constitutional & Administrative Law (2)
This course introduces the history, institutions, and theories of constitutional law and administrative law in China. It prepares students for further and deeper understanding of Chinese politics, law, society, and culture. The administrative law section focuses primarily on institutional analysis. It outlines the significant channels through which Chinese citizens solve their conflicts with the administrative system and the impacts made by such channels on the rule of law in China. The constitutional law section emphasizes history. It reviews the progress made by China in establishing constitutionalism, securing independence and sovereignty, and bringing about economic prosperity.
China's Financial System (2)
This course introduces China's investment environment by examining how financial markets, institutions, and regulations work in China. It covers the fundamental theories and practices of financial markets for bonds, stocks, foreign exchanges, etc. The course includes financial institutions, financial regulations, including central banking and financial services regulators, fundamental challenges to the development and opening of China's financial system, the opportunities and risks to domestic and global investors, and implications to China and the global economy.
The Legal Dynamics of Chinese Commerce and Society (2)
This course provides students with an understanding of Chinese business and commercial laws, including how the laws are created, implemented, interpreted in China and how international influences and institutions shape them. The course starts with an overview of the concept of the law and the principle of civil and commercial law in China, following the evolution of this system since 1978, including the latest legal developments, such as the 3rd and 4th sessions of the 18th Party Congress in 2013 and 2014.The course also covers various commercial topics, domestic law, and relevant international rules. These topics include the foundations of Chinese business law, commercial transaction law, business organization law, fundraising, dispute resolution, intellectual property, WTO and regional trade law, and regulations on inward and outward investment in China. Finally, the course ends with enforcement and rulings in Chinese law. A vital feature of the course is using real-life legal examples and case studies involving foreign companies with investments and business in China. Students are expected to participate in the discussion of these cases and to learn the context of legal practices in other jurisdictions.
Doing Business in China (3)
In this course, students learn about the origins of the emerging Chinese market economy, the distinctive characteristics of business management in Chinese and Asian markets, the challenges of starting and managing a business in China, and the evolving relationship between the Chinese business environment and other Asian markets. The course combines close observations of the business environment in China, interviews with business people, and classroom discussions that evaluate the emerging business climate in China. Students will complete the course with a better understanding of identifying and assessing the risks and opportunities associated with Chinese and Asian markets.
Independent Study I (3)
Through this course, students deepen their understanding of modern economics and management theories, become proficient in the analysis methods commonly used in economic and managerial research, and independently use theories to analyze real-life business problems.
Independent Study II (3)
The course guides students in conducting practical research based on specific topics about China. Students apply advanced economics and management research methods to analyze Chinese enterprise issues.