Chinese Media and Popular Culture: Politics, Ideology, and Social Change


Examines contemporary Chinese media traditional news press, radio and TV, new media such as the internet and social media, and popular culture, including cinema, popular music and fashions. Uses cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and comparative approach. Focuses on how China views itself and constructs its global images, and how the world views China through media and popular culture. Primary objective is to understand political, ideological, and social changes since the Reform Era that began in 1978. No foreign language prerequisites are required.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ISS 435S
  • POLSCI 435S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring