Propaganda and Modern Chinese Culture (CHI4495.01)

Ginger Lin

Whether on banners hung in public places or in shrill voices blaring from one of millions of loudspeakers spread across the country, propaganda slogans have been a major aspect of the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to forge a modern socialist society. In this course, a selection of these slogans from the beginning of the communist era up to the present along with poster art and other propaganda media will be used as a source of authentic texts for study. Students will explore the role of government propaganda in shaping modern Chinese culture through in-class discussions and essay writing while developing their competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese.

Prerequisites: At least 4 terms college level Chinese or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
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