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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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CHIN 276 - Experiencing the Other: Representation of China and the West


1 unit(s)
(Same as ASIA 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. All readings are in English or English translation, foreign films are subtitled. Haoming Liu.

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

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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