Chinese Media and Popular Culture: Politics, Ideology, and Social Change
Examines contemporary Chinese media traditional news press, radio and TV, new media such as the Internet and social media, and popular culture, including cinema, popular music and fashions. Uses cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and comparative approach. Focuses on how China views itself and constructs its global images, and how the world views China through media and popular culture. Primary objective is to understand political, ideological, and social changes since the Reform Era that began in 1978. No foreign language prerequisites are required. Instructor: Liu.