Middlebury

CHNS0360

Tales of Four Chinese Cities

Tales of Four Chinese Cities (in English)
In this seminar we will focus on an important topic of modern Chinese culture: urban imagination. We will examine the literary and visual representations of four cities in modern China: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Through close analyses of the fictions, films, photographs, and paintings that illuminate Chinese urbanism, we will extensively discuss the cultural manifestations of Chinese metropolises, which are also central to an understanding of the differently articulated forms of Chinese modernity. (Previous work at the 0200-level in modern Chinese literature or culture at the 0200-level is desirable, but not required) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Chinese
Department:
Chinese
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART LIT
Equivalent Courses:
LITS0360

Sections

Spring 2016

CHNS0360A-S16 Seminar

Fall 2010

CHNS0360A-F10 Lecture (Berninghausen)

Fall 2009

CHNS0360A-F09 Lecture (Berninghausen)

Fall 2006

CHNS0360A-F06 Lecture (Berninghausen)

Fall 2004

CHNS0360A-F04 Lecture (Berninghausen)