A hutong, or residential district, in modern-day China. (Image by Prof. Jan Wampler.)
This course features an in-depth set of readings
on the topic, as well as assignments
from the class.
This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries have intervened with a wide array of policies to foster industrial development at various turning points: the initiation of industrial activity; the diversification of the industrial base; the restructuring of major industrial institutions; and the entry into high-technology sectors.