ANTHRCUL 402 - Chinese Society and Cultures
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The twentieth century was a time of enormous change in mainland China: two revolutions, civil war, famine, cultural upheaval, and many episodes of massive economic, social, and political restructuring. What was life like in the twentieth century for farmers, urban people, men and women, and ethnic and cultural minorities? What are their lives like today? What were experiences of sex, food, work, religion, and family life, and how have these experiences been transformed? In the last five years, a new anthropological literature on China has begun to probe these questions in rich detail. We explore this literature in this seminar to build an understanding of daily life for China's diverse populations through the twentieth century and today. We also examine questions of method: how best can we study and understand the historical transformations of daily life? Students will participate actively in class, lead a class discussion, and write one short review paper and one research paper.

ANTHRCUL 402 - Chinese Society and Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
45498
Open
20
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780520259317
Chen Village: From Revolution, Author: Anita Chan, Richard Madsen, Jonathan Unger, Publisher: Universityi of California Press FIFTH 2009
Required
ISBN: 0804727570
The Temple of Memories History, Power, and Morality in a Chinese Village., Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780804742061
Strangers in the city : reconfigurations of space, power and the social networks with Chinas floating population, Author: Zhang, Li, Publisher: Stanford Univ. Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780822329060
Appetites : food and sex in postsocialist China, Author: Farquhar, Judith., Publisher: Duke University Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780520238336
Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry, Author: Adrian, Bonnie, 1970-, Publisher: University of California Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780585054902
Buddhism in contemporary Tibet religious revival and cultural identity, Publisher: University of California Press 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780231135269
Song and silence, Author: Davis, Sara L. M. (Sara Leila Margaret), 1967-, Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780804733090
Private life under socialism : love, intimacy, and family change in a Chinese village, 1949-1999, Author: Yan, Yunxiang, 1954-, Publisher: Stanford University Press 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780804749619
Only hope : coming of age under China's one-child policy, Author: Fong, Vanessa L., 1974-, Publisher: Stanford University Press 2004
Required
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