Ann S. Anagnost
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.
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
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