Adv.1: Chinese Pop Culture in Media: Sitcoms and Films
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: Foreign Languages
Course Number: NCHM 3101
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Foreign Languages
- Media Studies
This course introduces Chinese contemporary society through the dynamic lens of pop culture and media. While advancing Chinese language proficiency level, students will be fully exposed to various media resources. Music videos, major newspaper articles, episodes and clips of popular sitcoms and films (such as “Dwelling Like a Snail” (Woju), “Golden Marriage” (Jinhun), and “Unknown Pleasures” (Ren xiaoyao)) will be studied and discussed in detail. The class will focus on various themes including Chinese urbanism, gender politics and youth culture. Colloquial speech/vocabulary, slang, grammatical points and structures will be introduced and explained for each of the media productions.
Prerequisite: Chinese Intermediate 2, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor