Pop Culture in Taiwan and China II (CHI4405.01)

Ginger Lin

This course is a continuation of Pop culture in Taiwan & China from offered in fall 2022.

In this course, a selection of audio, video, and print media on pop music, fashion advertising, and social media, among other aspects of popular culture In Taiwan and China will serve as a source of authentic input for the study. Students will explore the role of pop culture in shaping modern Taiwanese and Chinese societies through in-class discussions and short writing assignments while developing their competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese. Students will even create their own pop culture pieces!

A course pack of various Mandarin Chinese language materials pertaining to pop culture in Taiwan and China will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:
By end of term, students will be able to understand, discuss and critique various aspects of Taiwanese and Chinese popular culture,
analyze the ideas and the concepts from the perspectives of the popular cultures, raise valid and rational questions regarding the popular cultures, and analyze and discuss these questions in Chinese
conduct independent research and form ideas and opinions based on their research and logically state and express their thoughts coherently and cohesively in Chinese.

Delivery Method: Hybrid
Prerequisites: At least three terms of college level Chinese. Send an email to the teacher (glin@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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