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Spring 2019 East Asian GU4244 section 001

Call Number 63521
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
522C Kent Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yan Wang
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description This course introduces Chinese internet culture by examining interactive literary communities, multimedia platforms, cyber-nationalism, web-based activism, and the possibility of the internet commons in mainland China.  We will pay close attention to the figure of netizen, online piracy, cyberbullying, censorship, and growing addiction to virtual reality among the Chinese youth.  Topics of discussion include, for example, the tension between connectivity and control, between imitation and innovation, and between the real and the virtual.  We will explore these new developments in media technology primarily from social, political, and international perspectives.  The goal is to understand how the rapid proliferation of digital technologies has helped create a new landscape of popular culture across mass media and transformed contemporary Chinese society.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 12 students (15 max) as of 12:04PM Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Status Full
Subject East Asian
Number GU4244
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Note Priority will be given to EALAC students.
Section key 20191EAAS4244W001

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