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ENG 321 - ECCE:China to Chinese America

Campus: Springfield


This course exposes students to Chinese American literature, culture, and history. It also examines how traditional Chinese culture is transformed in the context of migration. The class reading includes literary works written by Chinese American authors that have attracted scholarly attention in both the United States and China. In addition, we shall read history and critical essays as well as view film and video clips to enhance the students' learning experience. The class discussion will focus on cross-cultural topics in Asian American Studies such as: the cross-dressing heroine Mulan, the mythology of the Monkey King, ethnic food and identity, multiethnic/multiracial families, to name only a few. Through examining Chinese American community's cultural heritage in China as well as its presence in American history and culture, students are expected to gain a comprehensive view of Chinese American literature and in the process to learn about cultural diversity within the United States.

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BA:Online Economics -UIS BA:Online English -UIS BA:Online History -UIS BA:Online Liberal Studies -UIS BA:Online Mathematical Sci-UIS BA:Online Philosophy -UIS BA:Online Political Sci -UIS BA:Online PSY-Indivi Conc -UIS BBA:Online Bus Admin Mgmt -UIS BBA:Online Business Admin -UIS BS:Online Computer Science-UIS BS:Online Info Syst Sec -UIS BS:Online Mgmt Inf Sys - UIS BS:Online MIS Hth Care Inf-UIS BA:Online Communication -UIS

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall , Spring


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