This course aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the rise of modern China as an ongoing cross-cultural journey toward achieving a coherent sense of selfhood. It will explore the changing intellectual landscapes of modern China through literary, cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Focuses will be given on the competing voices in claiming a new modern Chinese selfhood out of traditional Chinese heritage and modern Western influences. The course will help students broaden their horizon of self-knowledge and provide them with important intellectual background knowledge essential to their search for whom they are and where they have come from. The course will also help students develop critical skills in arriving at independent opinions towards political, historical and cultural issues in their life. It will enable them to search for their self-identity and their national consciousness, as well as the critical relationship between the two.
Medium of Instruction: English
Last updated: 04 September 2014