Global Summer School
S022 Public Policy and City Governance

Duration: 2017.7.6-2017.7.20 (2 weeks)


Campus: Xuhui 


Course Description
This course focuses on current important issues in Chinese political development and government reform with an interdisciplinary approach to examining China. Through seminars, field trips, and other activities, students have the opportunity to experience traditional Chinese culture and conduct in-depth analysis of public policy with Chinese experts. It covers the following area: public policy analysis; City of Shanghai governance case studies; field trip to visit urban communities ; Traditional cultural activities including a tea ceremony, calligraphy, and or Chinese cooking.



  • Develop expert level knowledge of hot Chinese political and economic issues;
  • Understand Chinese urban governance through the theoretical and practical research;
  • Form unique insights into the field of Chinese studies;
  • Expand cultural fluency and knowledge of Chinese culture.




Prof. Yang Zhong

Dean Professor Yang Zhong is a Changjiang Chair Professor rewarded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Zhiyuan Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Tenured professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee. His main research interests include local governance in China, political culture, and political participation. He is co- author of two scholarly books: Local Government and Politics in China (M. E. Sharpe, 2003) and Political Culture and Participation in Rural China (Routledge Press, 2012).

Prof. Bo Peng

Vice Dean of School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His main research fields include local politics, urban study, and public policy analysis. He is the co-author of two scholarly books: Local Government and Politics in China(M.E.Sharpe.2003) and Political Culture and Participation in Rural china(Routledge Press,2012). His articles have appeared in such journals as Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary China, China: An International Journal, and PS: Political Science and Politics.   


Participation, Attendance, Engagement, Reflection 20%
Presentations 20%
Final research paper 60%

Program Director : Prof. Bo Peng( )
Program Coordinator: Ms. Jingjing Peng( )

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