RCHUMS 362 - Writer and Society in Modern China
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, WorldLit
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Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Chinese is required.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The rise of China has impacted contemporary world politics and economy in significant ways. How did it all happen? What can we learn from it? This course introduces a special angle of interpretation suggested by Chinese writers and intellectuals themselves. We will examine the role and self-conception of the writer in relation to the changing historical context of modern China, through the study of influential works of narrative fiction, performing arts and film, criticism, and literary theory (all in English translation). We will be focusing on the relationship between arts and politics, the intellectual and the people, and the artistic, the sexual, and the political aspects of Modern Chinese intellectual life. Our goal is to develop critical reading skills and to gain a deep knowledge of modern Chinese identity formation so as to better understand our own position in the contemporary world.

RCHUMS 362 - Writer and Society in Modern China
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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