Chinese Im/migration: Chinese Migrant Labor and Immigration to the U.S.
Comparative examination of contemporary China’s “floating population” of migrant labor, and of Chinese immigration abroad (particularly to the U.S.). Focus on cultural representation of these phenomena (particularly literary, cinematic, and artistic works), but sociological, anthropological, economic, and political perspectives will also be considered. Topics include cultural alienation, marginalization, and assimilation; education and health care; labor and commodification; gender and ethnicity; narratives of modernization and development; together with the ethical, social, and political implications of migration. One course.