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CHINGEN 236: The Chinese Family (CHINGEN 136)

History and literature. Institutional, ritual, affective, and symbolic aspects. Perspectives of gender, class, and social change.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINGEN 237: Tiananmen Square: History, Literature, Iconography (CHINGEN 137)

Multidisciplinary. Literary and artistic representations of this site of political and ideological struggles throughout the 20th century. Tiananmen-themed creative, documentary, and scholarly works that shed light on the dynamics and processes of modern Chinese culture and politics. No knowledge of Chinese required. Held in Knight Bldg. Rm. 18.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINGEN 238: Love, Passion, and Politics in Chinese Film (CHINGEN 138, COMPLIT 104)

Focusing on the emotional structure of love and passion in Chinese films, the course will investigate the structures of feelings and moral relations in modern Chinese history from the 1940s till the present. Examining the interplay between private desire, romantic sentiment, family relations, and political passion, we will explore how men and women in China grapple with emotional and social issues in modern transformations. We will consider romantic love, the uplifting of sexuality into political passion, the intertwining of aesthetic experience with politics, nostalgia in the disenchanted modern world, and the tensions between the individual¿s self-realization and the community¿s agenda. Students will learn to ¿read¿ films as a work of art and understand how film works as expression of desire, impulse, emotional connections, and communal bonding during times of crisis. Course work includes a midterm exam (25%) and a final exam (25%), a weekly 250-300 word reflection on the film of the week (10%), participation and oral presentation in class (10%), and a paper of 5-7 pages to be submitted after the midterm week (30%).nStarting from the second week, film screening will begin 6: 30 pm Monday before classes on Tuesday and Thursday. The course does not encourage private viewing. At least 5 dinners will be provided for movie-screening events.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINGEN 239: Cultural Revolution as Literature (CHINGEN 139)

Literary form, aesthetic sensibility, and themes of trauma, identity, and the limits of representation in major literary works concerning the Cultural Revolution in China. Recommended: background in Chinese history or literature.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINGEN 240: Chinese Justice: Law, Morality, and Literature (CHINGEN 140)

Explores the relationship between law and morality in Chinese literature, culture, and society. Readings include court case romances, crime plays, detective novels, and legal dramas from traditional era and modern and contemporary periods. Prior coursework in Chinese history, civilization, or literature is recommended. All readings are in English.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINGEN 241: Emergence of Chinese Civilization from Caves to Palaces (ARCHLGY 111, CHINGEN 141)

Introduces processes of cultural evolution from the Paleolithic to the Three Dynasties in China. By examining archaeological remains, ancient inscriptions, and traditional texts, four major topics will be discussed: origins of modern humans, beginnings of agriculture, development of social stratification, and emergence of states and urbanism.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINGEN 243: Images of Women in Ancient China and Greece (CHINGEN 143, CLASSICS 143, CLASSICS 243)

(Formerly CLASSGEN 153/253.) Representation of women in ancient Chinese and Greek texts. How men viewed women and what women had to say about themselves and their societies. Primary readings in poetry, drama, and didactic writings. Relevance for understanding modern concerns; use of comparison for discovering historical and cultural patterns.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINGEN 244: Science, Magic, and Religion in Early China (CHINGEN 144)

If the categories we use to think about the world are products of particular cultural and historical experiences, what happens when we bring the categories of the modern West to bear on early China? In this seminar, we will examine early Chinese technologies designed to achieve ethical, physical, or political transformation, and technologies designed to interpret signs, in terms of three classical anthropological categories: science, magic, and religion. How may we apply science, magic, and religion to early China, and what problems might we encounter in doing so? What alternative terms do our sources present, and what questions might they allow us to ask? How was knowledge created in early China, and how do our categories shape the knowledge we create about early China?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Chapman, J. (PI)

CHINGEN 246: Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors: Anthropology of Chinese Folk Religion (CHINGEN 146)

Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Festa, P. (PI)

CHINGEN 248: Love and Revenge (CHINGEN 148)

Readings of Tang and Song period stories, anecdotal literature, poetry, and song lyrics on the themes of romantic love, unfaithfulness, and revenge. In a society of parental arranged marriage, romantic love (usually outside marriage) takes on its own special meaning, forms of expression, and dangers.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Egan, R. (PI)
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