NYU Steinhardt

Culture and Media in Urban China

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2386
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: What does it mean to be “urban” in China & how is Chinese urbanism mediated by new cultural formations? In this course we will examine the culture & media that define city life in China, including Chinese state & popular media, television & film, music, fashion, verbal art & literature (in print & online) & visual art. We will focus on the period from the building booms of the mid-to-late nineties to the present. Students will work in teams to make presentations on urban culture, & use primary sources in translation & secondary sources to write individual essays. Chinese language ability appreciated but by no means required.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2386