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Chinese Popular Culture

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Chinese Popular Culture

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This course explores the varied cultural landscapes of the Chinese-speaking world through the lens of popular culture. Students are introduced to key approaches in cultural studies, while learning to critically interpret literary, musical, and visual texts in the Chinese-speaking world in social and historical context. Topics include modernity and tradition, technology and culture, media and society, and the local and the global. Students emerge from the course with a new set of tools in thinking about "culture," both familiar and unfamiliar. No previous knowledge of Asia is required.

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