Spring 2011 not offered
EAST 233, FGSS 232
Gender relations and the representation of women and sexuality in 20th-century Chinese literature and culture will be the focus of this course. Some specific topics include how eroticism, cross-dressing, and homosexuality intersect with Confucian ideology and the social structure; how the utopian desire for modernity and imagined communities is projected onto the images of the new women and the Westernized modern girl; and how women writers intervene within the constraints of political and social contexts and actively participate in cultural production and consumption. We will take an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach to gender relations in modern fiction and other cultural genres (film, popular music, and advertisement) and critically engage such topics as the complicated relationships between women's issues and national discourse, identity and performance, the construction of female subjectivity and male fantasy, and between gender and genre.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)