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Gender and Power in Chinese Literature

CEAS 240
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: WLIT 229
Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies

This course explores the intersections of gender, power, and performance in Chinese society. Drawing on literary and historical sources, theories of gender and sexuality, and with reference to media forms such as theater and film, we assess the significance of gender as an analytical framework for studying Chinese literature, culture, and society. What power dynamics drive conceptions of gender and gender ideology in Chinese literature and history? And how do discussions around gender roles and sexuality change in the modern and contemporary periods? Course topics include: Chinese feminism; depictions of women in classical literature; gender roles, family, and marriage; conceptions of the body; constructing identities; women writers; the "new woman"; themes of cross-dressing; classical romance narratives; gender performance in Chinese theater; queer narratives; and more.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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