GFVM1046 The Meaning of Love, Sex and Body (3 units)
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This course introduces an interdisciplinary perspective on love, sex and body, together with the underlying ethical values, as well as their integral relation with the whole person. It explores critically their implications for and relevance in fast changing Chinese societies in the last few decades. Students will be introduced to concepts of love, body, intimate relation, sexual intercourse and personhood, etc. These concepts and related theories will be critically evaluated in the context of contemporary Chinese societies, including the problems, tensions and challenges arising from selected social issues. Special attention will be given to public discourses as reflected in Chinese mass media and popular writings.
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