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In this course you will examine how the Chinese are imagined and portrayed by Western culture and how the Chinese depict themselves. You will explore this “depicting China” discourse in both literary and popular culture and interrogate its significance both for the East and West. You will consider texts of literature, philosophy, critical theory, and intellectual history, supplemented by films of both Western and Chinese origin,

This course is taught in English and with readings in English.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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