This course will help you to understand Chinese NGO movement in social innovation including in the areas of poverty alleviation, rural revitalization, education and healthcare in poor areas. These are the most difficult areas of social development not only in China, but in most countries in the world. The course will focus on the following issues: 1. What is social innovation? 2. Why does China's social innovation start from poverty alleviation? 3. Is innovation in education the foundation of all innovations? 4. How does China address the aging issue? 5. What are the innovations in China's rural healthcare sector? 6. Within innovation, what are the special roles of Chinese NGOs? 7. What is the direction of Chinese social innovation in the future? This course will be problem oriented and discuss various cases developed in China over the past few years.
Faculty: TANG Min