Whether on banners hung in public places or in shrill voices blaring from one of the 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 will be used as a source of authentic texts for study. Students will explore the role of government social 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. Students will even create their own Chinese propaganda pieces!
A course pack of various Chinese propaganda materials will be provided.
By end of term, students will be able to
understand, discuss and critique various authentic Chinese propaganda texts
effectively communicate regarding the history of Chinese propaganda in Chinese, both orally and in writing
analyze the ideas and the concepts from the perspectives of the propaganda in modern Chinese culture
raise valid and rational questions regarding propaganda in modern Chinese culture and analyze and discuss these questions in Chinese
conduct independent research on Chinese propaganda and history
form ideas and opinions based on their research on the intersection of Chinese state propaganda, history, and culture and logically state and express their thoughts coherently and cohesively in Chinese
Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: At least 4 terms of Chinese at the college level.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Remotely Accessible , Chinese
Tags: politics , discussion , speaking , social issues , History , Writing , reading , researching , analysis