Comparative Literature | Revolutions in Chinese Literature and Film
C310 | 31720 | K. Tsai

3 CR
TR 5:45 - 8:15 PM
Meets 2nd 8-weeks Only
Course Meets with EALC E371 (31723)

This course explores the turbulent history of twentieth-century China
through literature and film, focusing on three revolutions: the
Republican Revolution, the Communist Revolution, and the Cultural
Revolution. What are the social and political factors that led to
such cataclysmic events, and, more importantly, how are these
revolutions represented in cultural memory? The course concludes
with a look at the poetry and film pertaining to the more recent
issues such as the Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 and China's
economic miracle. Works examined range from the Diary of a Madman to
Farewell My Concubine and Bei Dao. Expect a strict attendance policy.