EAS237: Imagining Sounds of China: Encounters and Fantasies (Spring 2019)

Course Info

Chinese culture and history contain an abundance of sounds with distinctive timbres. They have been experienced, imagined and theorized locally and in cross-cultural dialogues. People from different times and cultures often experience them in mediated forms such as literary and graphic descriptions. This course offers an introduction to these sonic phenomena. Comparative and transmedia approaches are used to tackle their multicultural repercussions while giving equal attention to their socio-historic contexts. Students will gain an overview of the Chinese soundscape, aided by methods of sound studies and literary/cultural criticism.

Time/Location:

Feb 04, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Tuesday 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM

Jones Hall, Room 203

Class Type:

Seminar