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Culture & Media in Urban China

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.

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MCC-UE 1310
Spring, Fall