Chinese Literature 280. Shanghai and Beijing: A Tale of Two Cities

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Prof. Jie Li

This course aims to excavate the cultural and historical memories of China's two most important cities. We will discuss literary and cinematic representations, visual and material transformations of the cityscape, cities as sites of cultural production, and the lives of their inhabitants in modern times.

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