17.547 Government and Politics of China

As taught in: Fall 2002

A photo of Mrs. Nixon walking through a large doorway with a crowd of people.

Mrs. Nixon in China, (from NARA, the National Archives and Record Administration


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Edward Steinfeld

Course Features

Course Description

This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject at greater depth through reading and individual research.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.