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HSEA W4886 Gender, Passions and Social Order In China Since 1500. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course explores the themes of love, virtue, and sexuality and their roles in the construction of orthodox morality, gender relations, medical and judicial knowledge, and political order in late imperial, modern and contemporary China. Fiction, drama, and cultural theory are among the sources used to examine such topics as the Cult of Desire, love and Ming loyalism, the Chastity Cult, New Womanhood and Nationalism, and Maoist Revolutionary ardor.