狀況並不樂觀。煤堆靠著北京的餐廳牆壁，提醒了我們中國最嚴重的空氣污染成因。(環境健康觀察) Odds stacked against them. Coal briquettes stacked against a restaurant in Beijing are a reminder of the cause of China's worst air pollution. (Environmental Health Perspectives.)
This graduate seminar has two main goals: to explore the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of contemporary Chinese politics; and to relate those approches to broader trends in the field of comparative politics. What has the study of China contributed to the field of comparative politics, and vice versa? What are the most effective ways to integrate area studies, broader comparative approaches, and theory? Seminar presumes a basic understanding of the history and politics of contemporary China.