China Today: Art, Economy and Politics

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

China Today

Fall 2022

Taught By: Lei Ping

Section: L

CRN: 5621

Credits: 0

This ULEC “China Today” is honored and featured as one of the New School Online Signature Courses. The series of university lectures and discussions open up new critical intellectual spaces for students to contemplate on questions such as the following: Why is it important to learn about China in the age of globalization and de-globalization? How to understand a country and civilization that is oftentimes understudied and misrepresented in the West? How to critically view its rapid development and recurring controversies in the domains of art, culture, economy, and politics? This course examines today’s China through the lens of theory and practice, representation and visuality, critical analysis and debates. It is part of the core curriculum of critical China Studies. Students will be introduced to various heated topics such as uneven development, social inequality, rise of China, US-China relations, media censorship, post-COVID geopolitical order, contemporary Chinese art and political activism. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to develop considerable empirical and critical knowledge about China. Guest speakers will be invited to present their topics and dialogue with students. Note: Lecture will be delivered online asyncrhonously with all discussion sections scheduled for in-person instruction on campus. Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course. [This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:06am 5/20/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022