Courses of Study 2018-2019 
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Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASIAN 2264 - [Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture]

(crosslisted) CAPS 2264  
(GB) (CA-AS)      
Fall. Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Student option grading.

N. Admussen.

This course will engage with some of the issues, challenges and debates that unite and divide contemporary China by critically reading and viewing works of popular culture. We will examine the commodification of Chinese culture, the kung fu tradition, popular music, and the contemporary Chinese internet. As we watch, listen and read, we will ask the following questions: what is Chinese about contemporary Chinese culture? How do the techniques of media affect the content of cultural production? And how can we read original works of Chinese popular culture to temper and test our own perceptions about China, perceptions that are themselves produced by our own national and regional cultures? (SC)

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