Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Narrative|
This course pays particular attention to gender relations and representations of sexuality in Chinese narrative. This course will require close readings of translated Chinese novels, short stories and movies. We will explore themes and motifs such as gender roles in Confucianism, female chastity, same sex desire, cross-dressing, masculinity and femininity, manhood and misogyny, eroticism, the cult of qing (passion), the New Woman, socialist and post-socialist desires, and writing bodies in the era of globalization. In addition to providing a platform for appreciation of the aesthetic beauty of Chinese narrative, the course encourages students to think about how representations of gender and sexuality incorporate or confront the mainstream moral values and social principles in China.
All readings are in English, no prior knowledge of Chinese language or culture is required. No text book requirement.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Short stories; Selected chapters from OUTLAWS OF THE MARSH, THE PLUM IN THE GOLDEN VASE, and SHANGHAI BABY; films include RAISE THE RED LANTERN and CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
|Examination and Assignments: |
class presentations; 3-4 short literary analysis papers; one final research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
FYI, the instructor has worked with CGS staff to upload the films to Moodle, so a separate screening time won't be needed.
|Instructor(s): Wang,Xian Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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