FSEM1010-31.FSEM: Chinese Takeaway.F16.Cannella,Shannon
FSEM: Chinese Takeaway
Academic Term and Year
Area of Study
What are the key, must-know, understandings regarding China today? We’ve heard that the histories, economies, and social cultures of the United States and China have become inextricably linked -- but in what specific ways? What is essential to know? This course will explore the idea of “takeaway” broadly, from the circulations of art, culture and ideas between China and America, to the global trade of Chinese-made consumer goods. Closer to home, we will consider how our own lives have been impacted by our relationship with Chinese culture, from the growth of Minnesota companies with deep China ties, such as 3M, Cargill, and Target, to the world-class collection of Chinese art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We will also turn to the more mundane, but equally exciting, question of the elusive General Tso: the man, the recipe, and the phenomenon of Chinese take-out cuisine in America. Writing assignments will include reflective essays, a film review, a literature review and a final research project.
Cannella, Shannon, "FSEM1010-31.FSEM: Chinese Takeaway.F16.Cannella,Shannon" (2016). Syllabi. 11494.