Week 1 (Sept.17-19): Introduction, "Cultural China": Center and Peripheries"

Reading: (*items are included in the Sourcebook)

  • Wei-ming Tu, "Cultural China: The Periphery as Center" (from Tu, Wei-ming
    .ed., The Living Tree: The Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today )
  • Week 2 (Sept. 24-26): Two Master Narratives: Nationalism and Revolution
    Reading:
  • Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities, Introduction, Chapters 2, 3, 6
  • Prasenjit Duara, Rescuing History from the Nation, Chapter 1 [PDF File Example]
    PDF Example File Source: http://www.ep.cs.nott.ac.uk/~pns/pdfcorner/embed.html
  • Film : Zhang Yimou's "To Live"

    Week 3 (Oct.1-3): Modernity and Its Discontents: The Culture of May Fourth

    Reading:

  • Leo Ou-fan Lee, "Modernity and Its Discontents: The Cultural Agenda of the May Fourth Movement," ( from Perspectives on Modern China Lu Xun, "Diary of a Madman,""Kong Yiji," "Medicine," "Ah Q--The Real Story," "New Year's Sacrifice," "Upstairs in a Wineshop" (from Diary of a Madman and Other Stories , tr. William Lyell)

  • Ding Ling, "Miss Sophia's Diary" (from Tani Barlow, I Myself Am a Woman)

    Film : Section on Lu Xun from "The Pacific Century"

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