Seminars & Short Courses

Chinese Fantasy in Literature: Drawing on the Past to Imagine the Present

This asynchronous NCTA short course guides participants on an exploration of Chinese literature and culture through the lens of imagination and fantasy. This course will help teachers explore Chinese literature through a focus on the rich cultural presentations of individual freedom and contemplation on divergent systems, worldly and otherworldly. The materials explored will help teachers better understand the continuing recycling and development of classical images and stories in Chinese imaginative literature through cutting-edge global and American cultural production, such as Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese and the Academy Award winner Everything Everywhere All at Once.