With the rise of Chinese economy and global capitalism, popular culture proliferates in mainland China in recent years. This course traces the development of Chinese popular and youth culture and society from the 1990s to the present. It also refers back to modern times and ancient Chinese Confucian philosophy for historical background information. The course covers various forms of Chinese popular culture, such as movie, music, television program, Internet literature, religion, sport and food. Students observe primary resources and reading academic articles to engage in a multiperspective and multimedia view of the present-day China in the age of globalization and East Asian regionalization. No prerequisites.
A&S IQ:HUM, LCD:Arch, HUM:Art, HUM:BU, HUM:IS, EN:H