21F.194 China in the News: The Untold Stories

Class Info

Examines issues and debates crucial to understanding contemporary Chinese society, culture, and politics. Discusses how cultural politics frames the way in which China is viewed by mass media around the world and by China scholars in the West. Topics include the Beijing Olympic Games; Mao in post-Mao China; the new patriotism; leisure and consumer culture; the rise of the internet and web culture in urban China; media censorship, remix, and creative online culture. Analyzes the central debate over progress and the role played by the state, the market, and citizen activists in engineering social change. Uses documentaries and feature films to illustrate the cultural, social and political changes that have taken place in China since the 1980s. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Chinese. Preference to Chinese minors.

This class has 21F.104, and 21F.110 as prerequisites.

21F.194 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Wang.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 21F.194 was rated 5.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21F.194 Class Site site.

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