Development & Sustainability

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Essential Questions: 
  • How can China win the present, by continuing its rampant economic advancement, without sacrificing the future? 
  • Is China destined to become a power-house, or is it an economic house of cards? 
Content: 
  • Balancing elements of communism and capitalism
  • Urban and rural divide
  • A boom city: Shenzhen
  • Environmental degradation
  • China’s pollution and the US
  • One-child law
Skills and Processes: 
  • Assessing no-win problems
  • Understanding the economics of China
  • Formal quantitative data analysis
Resources: 
  • China: A New History by John King Fairbank
  • China Road by Rob Gifford
  • Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler
  • Understanding China by John Bryan Starr