Popular Culture across Media in Early Modern China

EAST 0610 S01 [CRN: 24531]

This course introduces popular culture at the intersection of literature, book illustration, and theatrical performance in early modern China. It provides ways for students to study Chinese popular culture through channels of self-expression, political action, ideological propaganda, community building, and religious ritual. The class combines a close analysis of literary and visual works with an introduction to the social and technical milieu of their production and consumption. We will discuss writing topics including a middle-brow entrepreneur, polymath dramatist, scenes depicted in illustrations and on porcelain, regional theater, women’s ballads, performances for deities, and court drama. DPLL
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Diverse Perspectives in LL
Primary Instructor
18:40 - 20:00 Tue, Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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