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In this course, you will examine the intertwined relationships between China and the Chinese diaspora as expressed in literature and the arts. What are the tensions and convergences that define China as the imagined homeland and the overseas diasporic communities? In tracing the socio-historical trajectories that developed uniquely in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, you will gain an understanding of how these accounted for competing senses of national, cultural and political identification and affiliation across the Chinese-speaking world. That authors and auteurs that you will discuss, include Li Yungping, Hugh Lee Kuo-hsiu, Kuo Pao Kun, Chan Koon-chung, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Ann Hui and Tsai Ming-liang, among others.  

The course is mainly taught in Chinese. 


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: ARTS2452 or ARTS3451 or ARTS3452 or ARTS3453 or ARTS3454 or ARTS3463 or language placement approval

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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