Economic Development and Change in East Asia

Numbering Code U-ECON00 30412 LJ43 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year From 2nd to 4th year students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.3
Instructor name Deqiang Liu (Graduate School of Economics Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy. Despite various problems, China has achieved rapid economic growth and has changed from a low-income country to a middle-income country. Why has China been able to achieve such economic growth? Can China overcome the so-called "middle-income trap" and become a high-income country? What relationship should China, with that achievement, have with the Asian economy and the world economy? This course will look back on China's economic development process, clarify its factors and issues, and examine its future direction and relationships with other countries.
Course Goals To gain an understanding of the history of China's economic development, issues, and future development directions.
Schedule and Contents 1. Introduction
2. Overview of China
3. The rise and fall of the Chinese economy
4. Modern Chinese history and socialist revolution
5. Policy for heavy industrialization and China's traditional economic system
6. Agricultural grouping and planned economy failure
7. Land reform and development of township enterprises
8. State-owned enterprise reform and financial reform
9. Introduction of foreign capital and development of foreign trade
10. Changes in population and labor market
11. Income distribution and environmental issues
12. Economic development and change of political system
13. Economies of China and Japan
14. Economies of China and Asia
15. Summary
* Subject to change depending on the progress of the class.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Comprehensive evaluation based on the final exam, participation in classes, and discussions.
Course Requirements Basic knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade is preferable.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Instructions to be given in the first class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used
References, etc. 林毅夫著(劉徳強訳) 『北京大学中国経済講義』 (東洋経済新報社) 2012年, 南亮進・牧野文夫編著 『中国経済入門』 (日本評論社) 2016