New Course - The Global Images of China

03/02 2018

Images are not necessarily realities and representations can also be misrepresentations. How did early Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and other travelers, explorers, officials and others represent China?  In recent times, how did writers, scholars, politicians, media creators and others represent images of China?  It is not just writers who do this but those who are in media, politics and other spheres. The images become crucial in our understanding of how the world imagines and represents China in images.  Explore the labyrinth of China stories and history with the course the Global Images of China by Prof. Zhao Baisheng & Professor Jonathan Locke Hart.


ZHAO Baisheng & Jonathan Locke Hart: The Global Images of China

Prof. Zhao is Professor of Comparative World Literature, Institute of World Literature, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University and has taught at Harvard Summer School. Prof. Zhao is author of many books and winner of different prestigious literature awards.


Prof. Hart is Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a poet, writer of other genres, literary scholar and historian who studied at Toronto and Cambridge and has held visiting appointments at Harvard, Cambridge, Princeton, Toronto, the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) and has taught at Cambridge Summer Programme. The author of many articles and over twenty books.