Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CHI 304 - Great Cities of China: Beijing

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

With a rich history and profound culture, Beijing is the capital and political center of China, and has attracted people of many kinds. This course offers an introduction to the global city Beijing, present and past. Students will explore topics such as spatial symbolism, popular everyday life, art, music and performances in Beijing during different periods, arenas of political rebellions, and the impact of changing economic politics. The course also offers students an opportunity to travel to important historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Mao Mausoleum, 798 Art District, and Beijing National Stadium (The Bird’s Nest). Note: The 304 course will be offered abroad and serves as a companion to the language courses offered in China, so there is no prereq as such.