Classes

Class and Consumption in Contemporary China (46109)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

(BA-Level Seminar) The course examines Chinese consumption patterns in different areas of life, while focusing on the interrelationship between consumer values and behaviors and the construction of class and social identities in contemporary China. The discussion will draw on studies in sociology and anthropology, consumer and marketing studies, and media and cultural studies

Contemporary China (46552)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

(BA-level introduction course) A survey course which presents an overview of the main political, ideological, economic, and social developments that have occurred in the People’s Republic of China since 1978, with a focus on the changing features of the state-society relationship in post-socialist China

Education and Politics in China (46157)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

(BA-level seminar) This course discusses the political aspects of education in the PRC. Drawing on sociological and anthropological studies, it considers the interactions between government educational policies, ideological mutations, and broader sociocultural developments in China from 1949 to the present. The discussion will draw on historical and contemporary studies, primary sources, and documentary films.

Gender and Sexuality in Modern China (46308)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

(BA-Level Seminar) This course traces the development of gender relations and notions of sex and sexuality in the PRC (1949-present), while exploring the interrelations between gender transformations and broader political, social and economic processes. The discussion will draw on theoretical readings in the study of gender and sexuality; historical and contemporary academic studies on China; primary sources, and documentary films.

State and Society in the PRC: Selected Topics (46865)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

(MA-level seminar). The course discusses the relationship between society and the state in the People’s Republic of China. It examines patterns of change and continuity in the governing ideologies and ruling techniques of the Chinese state from 1949 to the present while considering the meaning and applicability of key concepts such as “public sphere”, “civil society,” and “protest” and “resistance” in the Chinese context.