Art is always somehow a reflection of the culture and society in which it is produced. In this class, we will explore the ways in which contemporary (post-Mao) Chinese art reflects on modern Chinese culture and society. Each class or every other class, students will be given a packet with visual and written information on a particular work of art with a vocabulary list and grammar points for that material. Documentaries will also be used as a source of authentic input. Students will be expected to prepare to discuss the material in Chinese with the teacher and classmates during the next class meeting.
In addition to the regular meeting time, a weekly individual group meeting will be scheduled.
Registration for this course will be on Wednesday, May 17 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm and Thursday, May 18 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm with Ikuko Yoshida in Barn 218.