China Today: Art, Economy and Politics

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

China Today

Fall 2020

Taught By: Lei Ping

Section: L

CRN: 5621

Credits: 0

Why is it important to learn about China in the age of globalization? How to understand a country and civilization that is often times understudied and misrepresented in the West? How to 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. Students will be introduced to various heated debates and topics such as uneven urban-rural development, social inequality, media censorship, political activism, contemporary Chinese art and fashion. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to develop considerable empirical and critical knowledge about China. Guest speakers and specialists will be invited to present their topics and dialogue with students.

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: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 125

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 12:35pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020