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Ann S. Anagnost
ANTH 444
Seattle Campus

Politics of Representation in Modern China

Focuses on issues of representation and power in twentieth century China. Combines substantive information on modern Chinese society and culture with recent debates in social theory and the politics of representation. Major themes include Chinese nationalism, body politics, popular culture, and everyday practice. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 403.

Class description

Students will get an understanding of China's transformation through its rural to urban migrations and transformations of value in the reform-era to the present.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture/discussion

Recommended preparation

some background in Chinese history some experience in reading social theory

Class assignments and grading

short written essays

class participation in discussion how well the essays demonstrate thoughtful processing of course materials


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ann S. Anagnost
Date: 01/31/2012