Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

CHI 301 - Sex and Gender in Modern Chinese Literature (2 Cr.)

This course examines literary and cinematic representations of gender and sexuality in modern China. The twentieth century saw remarkable transformations in gender roles, both in China and in the world at large. In particular, the status of women changed dramatically, but encountered challenges both old and new as well. This course will examine how literature has sought to represent these monumental changes in the course of Chinese modernity. In addition to gender, we will also look at changing ideas about sexuality, including same-sex sexuality and non-binary gender identity and expression. Pre-requisites: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. The language of readings and classes will be English, no knowledge of Chinese is expected.