CHIN 288 - The Chinese City: Living Beijing (Extended Study)
Ancient cosmological center of the world and current capital of a rapidly globalizing China, Beijing has long stirred the interest of natives and visitors alike. This interdisciplinary course explores the processes that have shaped and defined Beijing, especially during the past century or so. Topics include aesthetics of urban space, spatial symbolism, popular street life, arenas of political activism, and the impact of changing economic policies. Texts range from digitized historical maps and scroll paintings to film, novels, poetry, memoirs, travel guides, historical guides, and classics of urban studies scholarship.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: Some Chinese language ability preferred but not required
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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