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Here is a set of comprehensive notes prepared for ARTS2457-China Imagined and Perceived. Content sourced from lecture slides of whole semester (Week1 – week12), the films watched and the reading kits.
Abled to get High Distinction through working on this notes.
Including the following topic:
Overview of the Subject: What is ‘orientalism’?
Orientalism & Contrasting Images of the Opium War
Edward Said and his Configuration of Orientalism
Early Western Depictions of China
China and the European Enlightenment
The Subaltern and the West
The Debate over Literature as National Allegory
Imperialism and the Diaspora
Communism and “Eternal” China
Fetishization and Obsession with the “Centre”
The PRC as the “Centre”: what is “real” history?
These notes also contain a summary of ALL examinable Readings and Films. Well prepared for final!
Note: I used some Chinese characters, as the lecture notes used, to help understand.
Post finals, I have spent some time revising my notes highlight all the important questions the lecturer mentioned in the revision session.
There has “X” sign before some titles, indicates the content that won’t be tested.
And some have special signs (★★★ or ✥✥✥ etc.) means those are important questions for the exam.
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