ML 271-01: Chinese Pop Culture
12:00 - 12:50 PM
Dr. Ming Wu
In-person course taught in English.
This course is an introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese pop culture. It encourages students to critically examine the diverse Chinese pop culture from the mid-twentieth century through the present day and its global significance. Focusing on variability, historical development and cross-cultural encounters, this course offers (1) an introduction to the variety and development of Chinese pop culture; (2) an examination of interactions between traditional value and modern pop culture, cross-cultural exchange and ethnic diversity in shaping Chinese pop culture within the global context and (3) analysis of the roles that pop culture plays in social transformation and Chinese people’s ways of thinking, seeing and connecting with the world.