Bo An

Courses

EALL 264

Digital China

The seminar explores the culture and history at the intersection between China and digital media since the 20th century. The course is divided into two halves: the first half (weeks 1-7) covers the prehistory of digital technology in China, while the second half (weeks 8-13), focuses on contemporary topics such as science fiction, digital camera, social media, internet culture, and artificial intelligence. The readings for the course are drawn from various disciplines, including literary and cinema studies, history, communication, sociology, anthropology, and science and technology studies. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid, historically sensitive understanding of the intersection between China and digital media and will be better equipped to perform well-researched critical analyses that are attentive to the local and technical conditions of our digital present. 

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: HTBA
EALL 351

Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese Literature

An introduction to literary criticism and history using texts in the original language. Fiction and nonfiction written in Chinese in different parts of the world, with a focus on the period from the nineteenth century to the present. Readings in Chinese; texts in both simplified and traditional characters.

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 564

Digital China

The seminar explores the culture and history at the intersection between China and digital media since the twentieth century. The course is divided into two halves: the first half (weeks 1–7) covers the prehistory of digital technology in China, while the second half (weeks 8–13), focuses on contemporary topics such as science fiction, digital camera, social media, internet culture, and artificial intelligence. The readings for the course are drawn from various disciplines, including literary and cinema studies, history, communication, sociology, anthropology, and science and technology studies. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid, historically sensitive understanding of the intersection between China and digital media and will be better equipped to perform well-researched critical analyses that are attentive to the local and technical conditions of our digital present.

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: MW 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 651

Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese Literature

A rigorous introduction to literary criticism and analysis using texts in the original language. Focus on the contemporary period, drawing from fiction written in Chinese in different parts of the world, from mainland China to Taiwan and from Malaysia to Hong Kong. Texts in both simplified and traditional characters. 

Term: Spring 2023
Day/Time: Th 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM