ASIAN 261 - Modern China and Its "Others"
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Chinese required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide a general introduction to modern Chinese cultural history from the late 19th century to the 21st century. We will study how various cultural forms (such as literature, visuals arts, theater, and cinema) rose in response to historical exigencies and at the same time had significant impact on the course of history. We will also examine why a certain period seems to favor a particular cultural form over others. Our main objective is to gain a deeper understanding of the complex experience of modernity in China. Students will also have the opportunity to develop further their analytical skills in reading different cultural texts. Course Requirements: Two take-home tests (15% each); One short report (10%); Final take-home exam (40%); Class attendance and participation in section discussions (20%)

ASIAN 261 - Modern China and Its "Others"
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25975
Open
89
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
25976
Open
8
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
25977
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
25978
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Note:
There will be two coursepacks for this class. The first one will be ready before school starts.
ISBN: 9780824816667
The sea of regret : two turn-of-the-century Chinese romantic novels, Publisher: University of Hawai?i Press 1995
Required
ISBN: 9780195147452
Twentieth century China : a history in documents, Author: Schoppa, R. Keith, 1943-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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