ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 002 Ghosts in Chinese Art, Film, and Literature
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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This course explores representations of ghosts and the supernatural in Chinese culture. We will ask what makes a ghost a ghost, while looking at different strategies for depicting the undead in writing, images, performance, and film. In our readings, we will pay close attention to how representations of ghosts have been used to address issues of gender and sexuality, the cultural meanings of death, and the politics of trauma throughout Chinese history. The course will explore how traditional ghost stories have been adapted and updated across different media into the present-day. At the same time, we will trace the circulation of representations of Chinese ghosts throughout East Asia and beyond, looking at how such images continue to haunt global popular culture. Students will be encouraged to develop creative and comparative projects in relation to their own interests.

ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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