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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHI 295-01 - Special Topic: The Transformation of Life: Biopolitics in Modern Chinese Literature, Film and Art

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: EAS 295-02 . This course explores the issue of biopolitics in modern Chinese culture. Drawing upon the critical notions of biopolitics and correlative thinking, we will examine the dynamic space between biological life and cultural production that is presented in a wide range of modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film and art. Specific readings include creative works by Lu Xun, Jia Zhangke, and Cai Guo-Qiang, as well as philosophical writings by Henri Bergson, Michel Foucault, and Francois Jullien.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Cui