Chinese Popular Culture course offered in summer session B


This summer, in session B, EALCS is proud to offer the course, “CHIN 40: Chinese Popular Culture,” taught by Prof. Hangping Xu, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30–5:35pm.

As described on the poster:

YOU WON’T BE BORED IN THIS COURSE, as you watch Chinese films, TikTok videos, reality TV shows, and Boys’ Love dramas; listen to Taiwanese diva Teresa Teng’s sugary voice and rock star singer Cui Jian’s on-the-top-his-lungs singing; look at online streamers and social influencers. DO NOT BE FOOLED, however, by its entertaining content.

Students will learn to analyze popular culture intelligently and arrive at a theoretical account of global popular culture, including its political economy, changing infrastructure, aesthetic features, and cultural politics. We will undertake Popular Cultural Studies as a serious inquiry. As it is also a China-specific course, students will better understand Chinese history, society, and culture.