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China's "Others": Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Other Literatures and Films
ALIT 228
Fall 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: EAST 228

The course will examine the works by major contemporary writers and film directors of Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Chinese minorities, and the Chinese diaspora in the West. We will focus on the analyses of critically acclaimed writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, Xi Xi, Wu Zhuoliu, and Ah Lai, and internationally renowned auteurs such as Wayne Wang, Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Wong Kar-wai, and John Woo. We will look at these literary and visual texts in light of a number of topics such as the construction of "Chineseness" in an increasingly borderless world, the issues of ethnic and gender identity, and the complex relationship among the local, the nation, and the global.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will learn about major works by Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chinese minority and Chinese American writers. They will be asked to think critically about nationalism, cultural identity, subjectivity, etc.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)

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