HIST 1575 Tyranny and Dignity: Chinese Women from the Cultural Revolution to the White Paper Revolution (also CAPS 2575, FGSS 2575) (GB) (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS) (HAN)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:25-2:40 plus required participation in films, and workshops with film directors, singers, and photographers
Professor Peidong Sun
This lecture course focus on the human condition of Chinese women after 1949. In the name of the Women’s liberation movement since the early 1900s, do Chinese women eventually hold up the half sky? From the cradle to the grave, what was most challenging in women’s life? How did political, economic, and cultural forces frame women’s professional careers and private life? No judgments nor imaginations. Using multi-media, such as Chinese independent documentary films, music, and photographs, students will discover the hidden stories behind the mainstream narratives. Workshops with film directors, pop music singers, and photographers offer students an unusual way of accessing all backstage field experiences.
Time spent outside of the classroom viewing Chinese independent documentary films, music, and photographs; and additional workshops with film directors, singers, and photographers will be required.