Nonprofit and Civil Society in China and Beyond

Course Schedule (tentative)

Week 1: Course introduction

Course introduction, review syllabus, and course website.

Week 2: Nonprofit / NGO / Civil society – definitional issues

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 3: State-society relation in China from a philosophical perspective 1/2

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 4: State-society relation in China from a philosophical perspective 2/2

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 5: [Students’ Presentations] Philosophical and cultural perspectives

Week 6: State-society relation before modern China

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 7: [Mid-term take-home exam (no class)]

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 8: Self-governance organizations before modern China

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 9: [Students’ presentations] Historical perspective

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 10: Overseas Chinese, family ties, and their associations

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 11: Case study: Chinese Texans and their self-organizing

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 12: Civil society theories in modern China: Conflict and contingent

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 13: Civil society theories in modern China: Consultative and networked

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 14: [Students’ presentations] Empirical analysis

Before class:

  • Reading 1
  • Reading 2

In class:

  • Discuss readings.
  • Data management and data sources.

After class:

  • Decide a country and looking for data sources.

Week 15: [Final take-home exam (no class)]