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China: Political & Economic Development

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Peking University

Location: Beijing, China


This program examines modern Chinese political economy from an historical perspective, with courses covering Chinese communism and its influence on Chinese politics and economy before, during, and after the Maoist Era, as well as the evolution of Chinese economic institutions and policies, international trade and foreign investment, and labor practices. Weekly cultural and historical excursions complement classroom content and offer students a glimpse of Beijing's storied past.


  • Summer

Term Notes: 2013 Program Dates: June 24 - August 18

Languages: English, Chinese

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students take intensive language classes in Mandarin Chinese during the program.


Double-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms in an international dormitory

Program Costs: 

Please refer to the IPD Program website for cost information.