The seminar will introduce students to key themes and developments relating to Chinese society over the last century. The focus is on grasping the nuances of dominant social processes in Chinese society and uncovering the institutional arrangements and transformations that underpin them. The bulk of our course material includes renowned, scholarly works, but we will also examine other types of media, such as art and film. The aim of this course is to provide students with the background knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary to develop their M.A. (or B.A.) thesis on sociological topics relating to China. 

This is the second part of the MA CEAS Module AEAS1 Institutions and Organizations in Japan, focussing on developing research about migration in Japan.