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wir867 - Economy and Culture in China (Complete module description)
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Module label Economy and Culture in China
Module code wir867
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunkt "China - Wirtschaft und Sprache" (CHI) - Kernmodule
Responsible persons
Schüler, Klaus (Module counselling)
Wang, Hongrui (Module counselling)
Trautwein, Hans-Michael (Authorized examiners)
Schüler, Klaus (Authorized examiners)
Wang, Hongrui (Authorized examiners)
Trautwein, Hans-Michael (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
At the end of the course, successful students:
• are familiar with the main traits of Chinese history,
• know important schools of thought and their impact on current thinking in the Chinese society,
• comprehend major cultural differences between China and Europe,
• are informed about major developments in the economic history of China,
• make use of qualitative and quantitative indicators of the transformation of the Chinese economy since 1978,
• have an understanding of the specific role of the state in coping with structural change in China.
Module contents
• Introduction to Chinese history
• Foundations of Chinese philosophy and religion
• Intercultural communication
• Economic development of China
• Quantitative analysis of economic transformation
• Stabilization policy in times of crisis and structural change
Reader's advisory
Lin, Justin Yifu; Cai, Fang & Li, Zhou (2003): The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.
Liu, Yizheng (2008): Zhongguo Wenhuashi / Cultural History of China. Shanghai: The Chinese Social Sciences Press.
Schmidt-Glintzer, H. (2009): Chinas Angst vor der Freiheit. München: Beck.
Tseng, W. & Rodlauer, M. (2003): China: Competing in the Global Economy. Washington: International Monetary Fund.
Su, Shuyang (2008): China - Eine Einführung in Geschichte, Kultur und Zivilisation, Chronik. Shenyang.
Plus chapters on selected topics, written in cooperation with the Centre of Economic Development Research at Wuhan University.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of term
paper presentation or
oral exam