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Learner Reviews & Feedback for China’s Economic Transformation Part 1: Economic Reform and Growth in China by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About the Course

In 1978, after nearly 30 years of socialist planning under Mao Zedong, China was one of the world’s poorest countries, saddled with an inefficient, inward-looking economy. Today, China is an upper-middle income country and the world’s largest trading nation, contributing more to global economic growth than any other nation. How could such a remarkable transformation take place? This course will examine in detail the reforms that have contributed to China’s economic development and the current challenges facing the Chinese economy. After completing this course, you will be able to: - describe the origin and consequences of China’s key economic reforms since 1978; - explain how features of China’s fiscal and financial systems have impacted development outcomes; - assess the extent to which China has integrated itself into the global economy and the consequences of such integration for China and other countries; - explain the importance of different sources of economic growth during different periods since 1978; and - critically assess the economic and policy challenges facing China going forward. This course does not offer certificate at the moment. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/YBkhpvWUoIw...

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Aug 20, 2018

A great course for anyone interested in learning about China. You can expect your perceptions of China, along with the driving forces behind China's rapid transformation, to be challenged.

YT

May 12, 2019

An very informative and well-structured course. Excellent choice for those who want to understand more about the path of China's economic reform and development.

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1 - 14 of 14 Reviews for China’s Economic Transformation Part 1: Economic Reform and Growth in China

By PC

Apr 03, 2019

Credit to Professor Park and the course team. Content is relevant and balanced. Delivery is slick and clear. Just enough descriptions of the underlying economic theories which provide insights for those interested in these, yet not intimidate those who aren't. The factory floor tour videos and interviews give a valuable practical perspective. Highly recommended to those curious in the path of China's rapid economic development, as a case study for other developing countries.

By SHINTO J

Sep 16, 2018

Very Good course Gives a broader idea about the Chiese economy and some of the most important reforms and policies during the transformation period.

By CHRISTINE M

May 21, 2018

I learned so much in this course. Thank you.

By Saurav d

Oct 05, 2017

If any one wants to learn quickly about China's transformation since and Pro and Cons of Chinese development this course . Just by spending 5 hours people can learn great deal and give a foundation for further study

By gilles

Nov 12, 2017

great course , very clear , well explained and mr park was really a great professor . waiting for the part 2

By Roland

May 18, 2018

An excellent and very rewarding course!

Great content, great delivery by Prof. Park!

I've learned so much in so little time. The quizzes were not easy at all but helpful to test your understanding of the lectures. The mandatory readings were of good academic quality and also helped to better understand the lectures' content.

It helps if you have an economics background but more important in my opinion to successfully master this course is your strong interest in the topic itself!

Congratulations to Prof. Park and his team for this excellent course. Hope there will be indeed a part 2.

By JOHN Q

Nov 20, 2017

I enjoyed this course tremendously, and discovered that there was a vast amount of information that I needed to learn about this SuperPower. China is an amazing country with an enormous population and economy, a history of remarkable achievement, and yet still unknown in many ways. Thanks for putting this course together.

By Larissa M d A

Apr 02, 2018

The best online course of economic that I have ever done. All the material, lectures and exams well prepared and contributed a lot for my professional development. I strongly recommend this course.

By Floriano F

Jul 23, 2017

Great course. Thanks!

By Boris K

Jan 19, 2018

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By Gabriel H B

Dec 07, 2017

Great introduction to how China's economy operates and its development path since Deng Xiaoping's reforms. The lectures are well produced and engaging. They are supported with careful citations and supplemented by reading assignments that anyone can access, meaning you don't need subscriptions to any journals in order to get the articles. The lectures are also supported with excellent visualizations created by the professor himself using great data sources like databases from the World Bank and surveys that he himself had a hand in designing and conducting.

To get the most out of this course I agree that some background in economic theory is necessary, but it's definitely possible to pass it with a good grade even if you've never taken an Economics class before. I also think some previous knowledge and interest in modern China and its history is necessary for a deeper appreciation too. But this is also unnecessary to pass the course, and this course could actually be a gateway to these subjects to people with no previous knowledge of these subjects.

By alejandro

Aug 20, 2018

A great course for anyone interested in learning about China. You can expect your perceptions of China, along with the driving forces behind China's rapid transformation, to be challenged.

By Yao T

May 12, 2019

An very informative and well-structured course. Excellent choice for those who want to understand more about the path of China's economic reform and development.

By Roberto

Jul 20, 2017

Good introduction of economic reforms in China since 1978 and their impact on Chinese economy. A must to understand the huge success of this nation, the current debate on China as an unfair competitor vs the US, the challenges ahead to escape the "middle income trap" and enter the high earning countries league.

A basic understanding of economy is not essential but helps in understanding the most technical concepts.