Global Chinese Cities through Literature and Film
Modern Chinese cities in and beyond China, particularly as represented in literature and film. Considers city as object of cultural representation, as well as an engine of cultural production. Examines themes of modernization, alienation, nostalgia, migration, labor, and commoditization, and rethinks the very notion of “Chineseness” within an increasingly globalized world. Featured cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, and New York. One course.