This course studies the concepts of governance and its related issues from multidisciplinary perspectives. Various definitions of governance will be discussed, followed by a detailed examination of governance’s relationships with the state, legitimacy, democracy, public accountability, bureaucratic corruption, political reform, administrative decentralization, economic performance, the global political economy, public health crises, and corporate management. While the main theme of this course is to introduce various concepts, issues and perspectives of governance to students, another theme is empirical and focuses on how governance issues are tackled by the states in Greater China at the national and local levels. Case studies of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will be used to stimulate students to empirically apply the concepts and issues of governance into concrete examples. After taking this course, students will understand the multidimensional and multidisciplinary nature of the concept of governance, its complex relationships with various policy issues, and the unique challenges of governing Greater China.