Class Beginning: March and September
1. Business Course (4 credits)
Specially designed to the American and European students by four professors. The course is about the transformation of China's economy into a market economy with its special characteristics. It deals with the process of transformation and the special features of the Chinese economy. The main purpose of the course is better for the overseas student understanding Chinese economy profile, and getting a brief idea for doing business in China.
Textbook: China's Economic Transformation" by Gregory C. Chow second edition printed in 2006 by Blackwell Publishing
Outline for the Course (30 - 40 hours)
1. Brief Introduction of China
2. Economic Reform in China
3. Chinese Consumption and Development (Marketing)
4. Chinese Banking System
5. Chinese Financial System
6. Foreign Trade in China (1)
7. Foreign Trade in China (2)
8. Foreign Investment in China
9. The Legal System and the Role of Government
10. Education System in China
1. Examination (together with)
2. Beginning Chinese Level (10 credits)
This course is designed for students who have not studied Chinese. It acquaints students with basic phonetics, minimum vocabulary for everyday conversation, and elementary knowledge of Chinese grammar. The students also practice Chinese character writing. The course stresses listening and speaking practice while providing an overall grounding in elementary Chinese including reading and writing. It aims at laying a preliminary foundation for the learner to make further studies of Chinese language.
3. E-commerce (4 credits)
Through the study, students can understand the principles, development process an characteristics of E-commerce, and the new competition brought by E-commerce.
The 21st century will be an era of e-commerce development. How to face e-commerce manners and learn adapting demand of numerical information economy, participating in the international competition of the e-commerce era are the requirements of this course.
Its concrete contents include: the development of e-commerce, the social environment and technology environment of e-commerce, the move manners of e-commerce, e-commerce marketing, the applications, the law system, the standards, the practice and the examples of e-commerce.
4. Chinese Culture Course (4 credits)
Provides the European students useful information about Chinese history, geography, and folk customs, therefore they can have some ideas about how these things impact the present Chinese culture and politics, as well as economics. If they are going to dealing business in China, they can better adjust their behaviors based on an overall knowledge of Chinese culture from a holistic point of view.
Outline about the course
Part A Seven lectures (21 hours)
1. Introduction and Shanghai Culture
2. Confucius' Influence on the Chinese Culture
3. Traditional Chinese Skills
4. Lucky Things in China
5. Chinese Food Culture
6. Traditional Chinese Medicine
7. Business Culture
Part B Ten lectures (40 hours)
1. General Introduction
2. Shanghai Culture
3. Confucius' Influence on the Chinese Culture
4. Traditional Chinese Skills
5. Lucky Things in China
6. Chinese Food Culture
7. Traditional Chinese Medicine
8. Business Culture
9. Three Ancient Chinese Capitals - Xi'an, Beijing and Nanjing
10. Women's Position & Women's Movement
Textbook: Reference books would be recommended by the professor for the different students' needs, since each topic would be supplied by many books in Shanghai Foreign Book Store
Final Exam: Usually students would be asked to hand in essays on certain topics according to the professor's advice
5. Digital Communications
This course provides the interface between hardware techniques for transmitting information over networks, and the coding that is required on top of data in order to make digital communication both possible and reliable. An in-depth look at modern coding techniques provides an exciting and essential base around which robust and successful communications systems can be designed.
6. Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
Description: Components and system design for optical fiber communication.
Textbook: William B. Jones, Introduction to Optical Fiber Communication Systems
Fibers: Step-index, graded-index fibers; Fiber modes, single-mode fibers, multimode fibers; Dispersion, mode coupling, and loss mechanics; Glass materials, fiber fabrication, and characterization techniques.
Sources and Transmitters: Light-emission processes in semiconductors; Light-emitting diodes (LEDs); Semiconductor lasers, (laser diodes: LDs); Modulation response; Source-fiber coupling;
Detectors and Receivers: Photo detectors, receivers; Receiver noise and sensitivity; Optical Amplifiers; Erbium doped fiber amplifiers; Semiconductor optical amplifiers; Raman amplification Systems;
Platforms for WDM components: Discrete optics: thin-film filters, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), isolators, circulators; All-fiber components: couplers, Mach-Zehnder interferometers; Planar lightwave circuits (PLC): arrayed-waveguide gratings (AWG), couplers, MZs, etc; wavelength selective devices; Optical Router; Dispersion compensation;
System design: Single-Wavelength Fiber-Optic Networks (P2P); Wavelength -Division Multiplexing (WDM);
Lecture 1 Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
Lecture 2 Basics of Waves; Fibers from the view of Geometrical Optics
Lecture 3 Waveguide/Fiber Modes; Attenuation in Optical Fibers (optical loss); Fiber Dispersion; Nonlinear Processes in Optical Fibers
Lecture 4 Semiconductor Sources for Optical Communications
Lecture 5 Optical Amplifiers - the Basics Fiber Amplifiers
Lecture 6 Photodetectors and Receiver
Lecture 7 Components for WDM Networks
Lecture 8 Active WDM Components and Networks
Lecture 9 Basic Optical Networks & Point to Point Link Design
Lecture 10 System Considerations
7. Web Design (4 credits)
Let the students understand the basic language of HTML, be capable of designing simple web pages by using Frontpage, and understand the programming method of dynamic ASP web pages. The content will be: The common usage of HTML tag, the architecture of HTML web pages; The usage of Frontpage; The grammar of VBscript, variable, data type and statements; Introducing ASP system object and programming method of dynamic web page.
8. Course Description: Chinese business law (4 credits)
This course addresses both institutional and substantive aspects of the Chinese Business Law. It will cover the underlying political and economic philosophy of market economy and introduce the major legal disciplines in the business field. It will also deal with some of the controversies concerning the future evolution of the Chinese Business Law, in particular, the issue of the social and political implications of free trade and the impact of free trade on national sovereignty.
This course has an emphasis on the regulatory framework in China, but also tries mightily to take a truly international perspective. The course covers the Company Law, Foreign-invested Enterprises Law, Securities Law, Negotiable Instruments Law, Insurance Law, Maritime Law, Intellectual Property Law, China and the World Trade Organization.
The course is taught by means of a three-hour seminar class. Class attendance and discussion is important and will count in the grade. The purpose of classes is not to cover all aspects of the assigned topics and readings. Rather, classroom discussion will focus on certain crucial points and give students the opportunity to raise questions or comments and debate matters of particular interest to them.
The final grade is based on (1) 30% class participation; (2) 70% final essay which will let the students either make a comparative study between the Chinese Business Law and the one at home, or offer comments and suggestions on the Chinese system.
Zhu Yikun, China's Commercial Law, Beijing: Law Press, 2003.
9. Chinese Law (4 credits)
Course length: 40 hours
1. Introduction of China: the judiciary system, the system of the People's Congress, the structure of the State.
3. Administrative law
4. General principles of Civil Law
5. Family law
6. Employment & social Security Law
7. Criminal law
8. Review: The brieff history and its culture source of Chinese law