Loving the Nation From Afar

A few students in my course “Romancing the Nation in Modern Chinese Literature” (2019) created this wonderful website titled Loving the Nation from Afar (click the panel on upper left corner to see pages). It selects from materials discussed in the course and showcases the complicated relations between China as a nation-state and “Chinese” people living in different parts of the world in the past century.

Credits: Xianzhen Deng, Kayla Johnson, Alexandra Triko

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Story Map Projects: Self and Society in Premodern China–– 2018 Fall

My students in the class of “Self and Society in Premodern Chinese Literature” (2018 fall) used Story Map to present some fascinating projects about religion, gender, and dynastic changes in premodern China.

The projects are not possible without the help from Stacy Curry-Johnson, Vanderbilt Librarian for Geospatial Data and Systems

Chinas Human Spirits Across Time and Space

Sun Wukong Self Cultivation

Women and Gender Relations throughout China and Chinese Literature

Li Bai’s Poetic Travels

The Ming Qing Transition

“Journey to the West” in the Context of Buddhist China