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Transnational China: Writing and Screening Chinese Immigration
CEAS 233
Spring 2016
Section: 01  

What is the relationship between the Sinophone (roughly, Chinese language users) and China, Chineseness, Chinese diaspora, and overseas Chinese studies? How can we define the Sinophone? This course will introduce the discourse of Sinophone studies along with primary Sinophone texts in English translation. We will read literary works from writers who have experienced diverse migratory trajectories to get a picture of how they represent Chinese immigrants' identity formation and negotiation with local societies, as well as their roots of origin. Through reading selected literary texts, students will understand the relationship between physical migration and cultural production, and become acquainted with various forms of place-based cultural production in four Sinophone sites, including North America, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. The three major themes of this course are history, nostalgia, and identity.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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