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    Vassar College
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 276 - Experiencing the Other: Representation of China and the West

1 unit(s)
(Same as CHIN 276 ) This course examines representation of China in Western Literature and the West in Chinese Literature from the end of the 17th Century. Through such an examination, issues such as identity, perceptions of the other, self-consciousness, exoticism, and aesthetic diversity are discussed. Readings include Defoe, Goldsmith, Voltaire, Twain, Kafka, Malraux, Sax Rohmer, Pearl Buck, Brecht, and Duras on the Western side as well as Cao Xueqin, Shen Fu, Lao She, and Wang Shuo on the Chinese side. Some feature films are also included. Haoming Liu.

Prerequisite(s): one course on Asia or one literature course.

All readings are in English or English translation, foreign films are subtitled.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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