|Week 1 (Sept.17-19): Introduction, "Cultural
China": Center and Peripheries"|
Reading: (*items are included in the Sourcebook)Wei-ming Tu, "Cultural China: The Periphery as Center"
(from Tu, Wei-ming
.ed., The Living Tree: The Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today )
|Week 2 (Sept. 24-26): Two Master Narratives: Nationalism
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities, Introduction, Chapters
2, 3, 6 Prasenjit Duara, Rescuing History from the Nation, Chapter
1 [PDF File Example]
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Zhang Yimou's "To Live"
|Week 3 (Oct.1-3): Modernity and Its Discontents: The
Culture of May Fourth|
Reading: Leo Ou-fan Lee, "Modernity and Its
Discontents: The Cultural Agenda of the May Fourth Movement," (
from Perspectives on Modern China Lu Xun, "Diary of a Madman,""Kong
Yiji," "Medicine," "Ah Q--The Real Story," "New
Year's Sacrifice," "Upstairs in a Wineshop" (from Diary of
a Madman and Other Stories , tr. William Lyell)
Ding Ling, "Miss Sophia's Diary" (from Tani Barlow,
I Myself Am a Woman)
Film : Section on Lu Xun from "The Pacific Century"