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Lecture 18

Lecture 18 Feb 12 08 China and Japan

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Winter

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Lecture #18 China and Japan feb 12, 08 SLIDE #1: Models of Political Economy - Anglo-American (capital accumulation by way of market) - Continental (capital accumulation by way of universal banks) - Late developers (capital accumulation by state) Notes: - The Great Leap Forward forcing peasants to make steels. - Proletarian Revolution in 1977. - Now China has been growing for the last 20 years for 10-20%. - Giant Changes: 200 million ppl have been lifted out of poverty. - 80-85% of ppl still lived in rural areas. - small middle-class - ruled by the Chinese communist party, in favour of socialism; no official break of communist past, execute ppl from political crimes - still a one party political dictatorship - june 1989, tianamen square a democracy movement surrounded by the students, Chinese army killed students
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