Examples of topics and themes

The coverage of China in comparative perspective is very broad. For your reference we list different kinds of examples below. 

I. Topics of LSE's MSc China in Competitive Perspective

In 2006 when Professor Stephan Feuchtwang initiated the core course of the MSc China in Comparative Perspective it focused on the 20 following topics:

1. Occidentalism and orientalism
2. Civilisation: centre, periphery, hierarchy
3. World systems
4. Long-term history and political economy comparisons
5. Economic and demographic transitions
6. Famine and the modern state
7. Statehood and national independence
8. After revolution and cold war
9. The project of modernisation
10. Reform, race and technologies of the self
11. Rural-urban linkages and the liberalisation of economic relations
12. The Urbanisation
13. Family, gender and modernisation
14. Property rights
15. Consumerism
16. School and ideology
17. Civil society
18. Democracy, the law, and political reform
19. Environmental politics
20. Protest and social movement

II. Book review

The online Journal, Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective Book Review (CCPBR), is published annually (ISSN 2045-0680) from 2011, by China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) at LSE. Although the book review will be discontinued from 2015, the review pieces and essays will be included in future issues of JCCP from 2014. CCPN Global will continue to publish the book review in JCCP's future issues. See a collection of related titles for examples.

III. Proposed titles for Working Paper Series

In order to meet different needs Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective  working paper series (ISSN 2043-0434) was founded at LSE. It considered submitted papers, seminar presentations and conference papers. The working paper series will be discontinued from 2013.  The following themes were proposed at that time:

  1. Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective  
  2. Bijiao: Network and Relationship Research
  3. Bijiao: China and International Relationships Research   
  4. Bijiao: Studies on Chinese and other civilizations
  5. Bijiao: China and Global Economic History Studies
  6. Bijiao: Migrants and Immigrants in Global Society
  7. Bijiao: Muslim Minorities in China and Europe
  8. Bijiao: Chinese Management Studies and Beyond
  9. Bijiao: Chinese Governance Studies and Beyond
  10. Bijiao: Chinese Policy Studies and Beyond 

IV. MSc China in comparative perspective dissertations

Jaan Soone, a CCPN RA, by establishing contact with MSc alumni obtained their agreement to publish the titles of their MSc dissertations from 2006 to 2010 on the CCPN website. We asked those whose dissertations gained a merit or higher mark whether we could display the full text of their dissertations. Those who agreed can be seen below as examples.

Asia 亚洲

India 印度

Benjamin CHEMOUNI, THE DIASPORA AS AN ECONOMIC ASSET: How China and India use their diaspora to support their economic development
Ines NADAL ARBONA, The social meaning of consumption in a globalised world: youth, mobile phones and social identity in China and India
Petra SRAMKOVA, HISTORY EDUCATION AT THE SERVICE OF NATION-BUILDING IN CHINA AND INDIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEXTBOOKS
Jonathan ANDERSON, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in China and India
George ILIEV, Services Outsourcing to India and China 
Stephanie DICKSTEIN, A comparative study: The rule of law and international commercial arbitration in China and India
Yi HU, Foreign direct investment in China and India: Development Experiences and Determinants in a Comparative Perspective
Sheila HAINES, Created Diasporic Identity in the United Kingdom: The case of Chinese and Indian Diasporas

Japan 日本

Alex WITT, Economic Sustainability in China and Japan: a Look at the Evolving Role of Technology and Government Policy
Gordon HUNTER, The Legacies of Ch’ing and Tokugawa Scholarship: Education Modernization in the T’ung wen-Kuan and Meiji Charter Oath of 1867-1868
Jaan SOONE, Co-operative hegemony in East Asia: A comparative study of China and Japan

Korea 朝鲜

Yiyao WU, One Religion, Two Fates: a Comparative Study on Dissemination of Christianity in Korea and China

Nepal 尼泊尔

George WARD, Maoism in Nepal and China

Singapore 新加坡

Abdullah LAJAM, Incubating a Market for Innovation: Technology Policy and Science Parks in China & Singapore

Taiwan 台湾

Desiree REMMERT Filial Daughters Now and Then – Women´s Performance of Xiao in Contemporary Urban China and Taiwan
Deyang SU, Are political reforms possible in China in comparison with Taiwan?

Vietnam 越南

Veronica HOWARD The Relationship between Consumerism and the Expression of Individuality among Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in the 1990s and Today

Europe 欧洲

Albania 阿尔巴尼亚

Daphnee OUELLET, POST-SOCIALIST ECONOMIC AND POLITCAL REFORM: China and Albania in Comparative Perspective

France 法国

Alice EKMAN, Diplomacy in Practice: Do Cultural Differences Matter? A Comparison between Chinese and French Diplomats

Russia 俄国

Tuo HU, The Relationship between Bureaucracy and Private Entrepreneur in Post-socialist Era: China and Russia in Comparative Perspective
Gianmarco RIZZO, Empire, Ethnicity and Nation-State: China and Russia in comparative perspective
Diana NOMEIKAITE, Collectivisation and coercion: A comparative study of Stalinist and Maoist models and their impact on the peasantry
Daphne KWOK, Chinese and Russian Privatisation in Comparative Perspective

UK 英国

Junbo WEI, Comparing Administrative Reforms in China and the UK
Di WU, The impact of kinship on the development of industrialisation: from the British industrial revolution to the Chinese industrialisation

America 美洲

Brazil 巴西

Andrew RAJANATHAN, China vis-à-vis Brazil: What Role Will These Emerging Markets Play In Tomorrows' Global Economy?
Marcela PALAU, How do China and Brazil deal with water pollution challenges? A comparative perspective of two emerging countries’ approach to water pollution problems

USA 美国

Joseph TAM, Approaches towards Iran’s Nuclear Programme: The United States of America and China in Comparative Perspective
Jason KARSH, The Reflexive Impact of Foreign Affairs on Civil Rights: A Comparison between Early Cold War America and Contemporary Xinjiang
Matt TAYLOR, On Ideology and Imperialism: An Exposition of Chinese and American Westward Expansion and the Interrelationship between Frontier Imperialism and the Idea of the Nation

Two countries or great regions 两个国家以上的国家和地区的比较

Sini GYE, The China Economic Development Model in Comparative Perspective Versus the Washington Consensus and the East Asian Development Model
Shan LI, A SILENT FAMINE: STUDY OF CHINA's 1959-61 FAMINE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE WITH UKRAINE AND NORTH KOREAN FAMINES
Fred RADENBACH, The Distribution of Pain - An Anthropological Comparison of Table Tennis Environments in China and Western Europe
Anna DALL'OCA, Strategies for North East Asia. The role of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in American and Chinese foreign policy, a comparative analysis Marco TIDDIA, Squares of Memories. A comparison of Tiananmen square, Ba Dinh and the Red Square

Others 其他

Rebecca SACK, How do global cities enhance their competitiveness?
Jean-Philippe CROCHET Thirty Years of Reforms and Still No Crisis. Is China’s Financial Future at Risk? Theory and Evidence
Toby BRACEY, Double Happiness? Or: Will Prosperity Lead to Democracy in China? Nan LI , In Search of a Political Society in China: A Reflection on the Sources of China’s Democratization
Sean DEVEREY, WILL CHINA’S “MIDDLE-CLASS” LEAD A DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION? – A RE-EVALUATION OF SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET’S CLASS BASED THEORY ON DEMOCRATIC CHANGE
Eve DWYER, Unequal sex ratios, bride shortage & marriage migration
Michelle SOFGE, The ‘Detoxification’ of Minorities in the People’s Republic of China as a Survival of Confucian Ideals

IV. China and Chinese in comparative perspective related resources

In our Online resources we have collections of different forms of work relating to China and the Chinese in comparative perspective. They are examples for the comparative studies on China.   

  1. China and the Chinese in comparative perspective related resources in general
  2. China and the Chinese in comparative perspective related events globally
  3. China and the Chinese in comparative perspective related research globally
  4. China and the Chinese in comparative perspective related publications globally

      5. China in comparative perspective related organizations globally

V. Call for themes

JCCP is inviting thematic proposals for whole issues of JCCP organized around a common theme or topic. If accepted, the proposers of successful proposals for theme-based issues are invited to act as Guest Editors of the Journal. Note that each contribution to a specially edited themed issue will have to pass the normal reviewing process. Click HERE for details.       

主题或论题例举

I. 基于伦敦经济学院中国比较研究学位课程的主题

中国比较研究是对中国研究的一种独特视角,覆盖的领域比较广泛。以下列举的是在王斯福 (Stephan Feuchteang) 教授于2006年创办中国比较研究硕士学位的核心课程的20个论题基础上,经过10年的教学实践并结合我们的研究而更新的,仅供参考。

  1. 世界与天下体系
  2. 西方主义与东方主义
  3. 文明与文化
  4. 宗教与信仰
  5. 帝国与科层制
  6. 长期的历史和政治经济比较
  7. 工业革命
  8. 人口转变
  9. 民族与国家
  10. 革命与冷战
  11. 社会主义与后社会主义
  12. 农村
  13. 城市与乡镇
  14. 国内移民与国际移民
  15. 家庭与性别
  16. 医药与保健
  17. 经济与金融
  18. 科学与技术
  19. 学校与教育
  20. 体育与文艺
  21. 法制与礼制
  22. 媒体与传播
  23. 环境与气候
  24. 国防与军事
  25. 政党与政府
  26. 民主与社会治理
  27. 公民社会与全球社会
  28. 社科理论和方法论与中国人思维方式

II. 书评

《中国比较研究书评》Bijiao, China in comparative perspective book review )网刊,创立于2011年。刊号:ISSN 2045-0680,每年一期, 由伦敦经济学院中国比较研究网出版。2013年后由全球中国比较研究会出版。2015年起停刊,之后,相关内容将并入《中国比较研究》的书评栏目。我们收集的中国比较研究相关书名也提供很好的范例。

III. 工作论文

为了满足不同的需要伦敦经济学院中国比较研究网创刊了《比较:中国比较研究》 (ISSN 2043-0434)。 它包含讲座及会议论文等。工作论文已于2013年停刊。以下是当时收集的感兴趣的主题:

  1. 《比较:中国比较研究》 (ISSN 2043-0434)
  2. 《比较:中国网络与关系研究》 
  3. 《比较:中国与全球经济史研究》
  4. 《比较:中国与他国国际关系研究》
  5. 《比较:中国与他国文明研究》
  6. 《比较:中国国内与国际移民》
  7. 《比较:中国与欧洲穆斯林少数民族研究》
  8. 《比较:中国与他国管理研究》
  9. 《比较:中国与他国政府治理研究》
  10. 《比较:中国与他国政策研究》

IV. 硕士论文

伦敦经济学院中国比较研究网助理Jaan Soone收集了2006-2010年部分历届毕业生的通讯录,征得了他们的同意,将其论文题目发表在此,以下硕士生的硕士论文题已经超出了前两项列举的主题范围,供参考。

Asia 亚洲

India 印度

Benjamin CHEMOUNI, THE DIASPORA AS AN ECONOMIC ASSET: How China and India use their diaspora to support their economic development
Ines NADAL ARBONA, The social meaning of consumption in a globalised world: youth, mobile phones and social identity in China and India
Petra SRAMKOVA, HISTORY EDUCATION AT THE SERVICE OF NATION-BUILDING IN CHINA AND INDIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEXTBOOKS
Jonathan ANDERSON, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in China and India
George ILIEV, Services Outsourcing to India and China 
Stephanie DICKSTEIN, A comparative study: The rule of law and international commercial arbitration in China and India
Yi HU, Foreign direct investment in China and India: Development Experiences and Determinants in a Comparative Perspective
Sheila HAINES, Created Diasporic Identity in the United Kingdom: The case of Chinese and Indian Diasporas

Japan 日本

Alex WITT, Economic Sustainability in China and Japan: a Look at the Evolving Role of Technology and Government Policy
Gordon HUNTER, The Legacies of Ch’ing and Tokugawa Scholarship: Education Modernization in the T’ung wen-Kuan and Meiji Charter Oath of 1867-1868
Jaan SOONE, Co-operative hegemony in East Asia: A comparative study of China and Japan

Korea 朝鲜

Yiyao WU, One Religion, Two Fates: a Comparative Study on Dissemination of Christianity in Korea and China

Nepal 尼泊尔

George WARD, Maoism in Nepal and China

Singapore 新加坡

Abdullah LAJAM, Incubating a Market for Innovation: Technology Policy and Science Parks in China & Singapore

Taiwan 台湾

Desiree REMMERT Filial Daughters Now and Then – Women´s Performance of Xiao in Contemporary Urban China and Taiwan
Deyang SU, Are political reforms possible in China in comparison with Taiwan?

Vietnam 越南

Veronica HOWARD The Relationship between Consumerism and the Expression of Individuality among Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in the 1990s and Today

Europe 欧洲

Albania 阿尔巴尼亚

Daphnee OUELLET, POST-SOCIALIST ECONOMIC AND POLITCAL REFORM: China and Albania in Comparative Perspective

France 法国

Alice EKMAN, Diplomacy in Practice: Do Cultural Differences Matter? A Comparison between Chinese and French Diplomats

Russia 俄国

Tuo HU, The Relationship between Bureaucracy and Private Entrepreneur in Post-socialist Era: China and Russia in Comparative Perspective
Gianmarco RIZZO, Empire, Ethnicity and Nation-State: China and Russia in comparative perspective
Diana NOMEIKAITE, Collectivisation and coercion: A comparative study of Stalinist and Maoist models and their impact on the peasantry
Daphne KWOK, Chinese and Russian Privatisation in Comparative Perspective

UK 英国

Junbo WEI, Comparing Administrative Reforms in China and the UK
Di WU, The impact of kinship on the development of industrialisation: from the British industrial revolution to the Chinese industrialisation

America 美洲

Brazil 巴西

Andrew RAJANATHAN, China vis-à-vis Brazil: What Role Will These Emerging Markets Play In Tomorrows' Global Economy?
Marcela PALAU, How do China and Brazil deal with water pollution challenges? A comparative perspective of two emerging countries’ approach to water pollution problems

USA 美国

Joseph TAM, Approaches towards Iran’s Nuclear Programme: The United States of America and China in Comparative Perspective
Jason KARSH, The Reflexive Impact of Foreign Affairs on Civil Rights: A Comparison between Early Cold War America and Contemporary Xinjiang
Matt TAYLOR, On Ideology and Imperialism: An Exposition of Chinese and American Westward Expansion and the Interrelationship between Frontier Imperialism and the Idea of the Nation

Two countries or great regions 两个国家以上的国家和地区的比较

Sini GYE, The China Economic Development Model in Comparative Perspective Versus the Washington Consensus and the East Asian Development Model
Shan LI, A SILENT FAMINE: STUDY OF CHINA's 1959-61 FAMINE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE WITH UKRAINE AND NORTH KOREAN FAMINES
Fred RADENBACH, The Distribution of Pain - An Anthropological Comparison of Table Tennis Environments in China and Western Europe
Anna DALL'OCA, Strategies for North East Asia. The role of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in American and Chinese foreign policy, a comparative analysis Marco TIDDIA, Squares of Memories. A comparison of Tiananmen square, Ba Dinh and the Red Square

Others 其他

Rebecca SACK, How do global cities enhance their competitiveness?
Jean-Philippe CROCHET Thirty Years of Reforms and Still No Crisis. Is China’s Financial Future at Risk? Theory and Evidence
Toby BRACEY, Double Happiness? Or: Will Prosperity Lead to Democracy in China? Nan LI , In Search of a Political Society in China: A Reflection on the Sources of China’s Democratization
Sean DEVEREY, WILL CHINA’S “MIDDLE-CLASS” LEAD A DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION? – A RE-EVALUATION OF SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET’S CLASS BASED THEORY ON DEMOCRATIC CHANGE
Eve DWYER, Unequal sex ratios, bride shortage & marriage migration
Michelle SOFGE, The ‘Detoxification’ of Minorities in the People’s Republic of China as a Survival of Confucian Ideals

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