LITR 022. Representing Colonial Taiwan: City and Public Space in Print

Cross-listed with CHIN 022  
This course introduces students to a variety of methods for approaching the visual images and literary
work produced to represent the lived experience of people in colonial Taiwan. Acknowledging the role
that print capital has played in the rise of modernization and its momentum to forge a new identity, the
class will read in detail the maps, postcards, photos, and literary works available to the growing number
of common readers in colonial Taiwan. Through analysis of various representations of public space, the
course discloses how people perceived their world, and how representations of public space were
articulated in relation to the colonial agenda and particular struggles to reconfigure the power relations
among different communities.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA, CPLT.
Fall 2022. Li.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Chinese  
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