East-West Encounter: Narrative and Material National Taiwan University
Course Description This course investigates the encounter between east and west in two related dimensions: narrative and material, with five foci。スlandscape gardening, porcelain, tea, opium, and The Arabian Nights. The period of study is concentrated on the 18th and 19th centuries, when the east-west interaction becomes intensified.
Course Objectives This course is designed to lead students to delve into the east-west "contact zone." The material culture and ramifications in narrative will be learned in their historical contexts and with the help of theoretical insights mainly drawn from Thing Theory, etc.
Requirements: Students are to read the assigned materials beforehand. Weekly reading notes, reflection and questions are to be sent to the instructor before the day of the class. Each student is to lead 2 discussions in the form of presentation (50 min) with Power Point slides, and to produce a term paper around 18-20 pages in MLA style.
Online Course Requirement
*Registration eligibility: graduate students
.(College of Liberal Arts) Graduate Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature,
(College of Liberal Arts) Graduate Institute of Drama and theatre
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