This course will explore how folktales embody the cultural values, maintain local traditions, and express regional and national identities throughout the Chinese history. These topics will be examined through both the use of recent films such as Mulan and Nezha and books including the ninth century text of Yexian (Cinderella). We will discover how folklorists analyze folktales, legends and myths, and study how media representation plays a role in drawing boundaries between us and them in our current global communication. Included in our comparative studies are tales from the Brothers Grimm and Disney films. We will also learn the magic formula as we engage in writing our own enchanting tales.
Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.
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Thursday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
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- Tell the difference between various literature types.
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