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OSPFLOR 88: Made in Italy: Heritage, Creativity, Sustainability

This course discusses how the unique Italian heritage in manufacturing and in creative industry has been translated in economic value for the fashion and luxury industry.nnThe module deals with the origin, development and evolution of Made in Italy by approaching its main characteristics, i.e. creativity, innovation and exclusivity. The course will offer students a comprehensive overview of the Made in Italy concept, of its actual implementation and present evolution within a globalized economy, looking in particular at the territorial dimension in the specific case of Tuscany and Florence. nnStudents will be exposed to the fundamental theories relevant to understand the Made in Italy phenomenon but also to "live cases" related to Italian success stories that characterize Italian reputation. This approach will ensure students an in depth understanding of how territory, craftsmanship and heritage have strategically contributed to the shaping of "Made in Italy" and to its unique positioning on a global scale.nnInstructors: N. Bellini & S. Rovai
Terms: Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 23: China Under Mao

Exploration of the history of Mao Zedong¿s years in power in the founding period of the People¿s Republic of China. Historical processes contributing to this era of turbulent elite politics, chaotic and often horrifically violent revolutionary political campaigns, and unprecedentedly vast state-directed restructuring of the economy, culture, and nearly all aspects of society and culture has been joined by an interest in the related human and natural costs, the lived experiences, and the diverse forms in which local societies at the grassroots so distant from party leaders adapted their own variations of life under Chinese socialism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 24: Urban China

Socioeconomic, political, and cultural facets of urbanization with a regional focus on China. Critical observation and analysis of the process of urbanization and its lived experiences in the Chinese context. Comparative lessons from other regions for comparative understanding of the complex processes of urbanization across the globe. Critical investigation of urban issues ranging from land politics, urban planning, urban governance, to citizen rights, urban space, and urban culture. Overview of China's quest for modernity and its urban transformation since the late imperial era, followed by an interdisciplinary approach to examine China's unprecedented urban development in the post-reform era. Hands-on field trip in Hong Kong to take full advantage of Hong Kong as a global city.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 27: China and Regional Order

This course looks at China's changing political, economic and security relationships in Asia through frameworks in the International Relations literature. It contextualizes China's external relationships across Asia-Pacific in the ongoing evolution and negotiation of Asian regional order and institutions in the aftermath of the Cold War, and argues that this context helps account for the objectives of and some apparent ambiguities and contradictions in Chinese foreign and security policy. Three parts: context and background; empirical view of developments involving China's international relationships in Asia; theoretical frameworks to evaluate China's relations with regional order.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 29: The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade, and Soft Power

The "Rise of China" from the perspective of Global Governance, shedding light on its diplomatic, trade and cultural relations with others in the Global Community. Critical analysis of the transformation of Chinese foreign policies since the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the momentum behind this change of practices. Topics include: history and evolution of Chinese foreign policies; analytical framework of policy-making process in China, particularly in handling foreign and security affairs; foreign relations with both the developed and developing nations; booming economy and integration with the global economy; assessment of the rhetoric of "Peaceful Rise" and "Charm Offensive" with reference to the Confucius Institute.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 32: Fintech and Entrepreneurship in China

Introduction to the concepts essential to the entrepreneurial process and a look at the role of the individual and teams within high-impact ventures, intended for sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors. Case studies, lectures, workshops and mentor-guided team projects cover high-growth ventures involving technology, with special emphasis on the significance of entrepreneurship, blockchain/AI/ML related to financial innovation and opportunities in Hong Kong and China more broadly. Explore both financial innovation for high net worth as well as "bottom of the pyramid" individuals and ethical issues in startups. No prerequisites.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 42: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

Examination of gender and sexuality from a contemporary and regional perspective. Based on a cross-cultural perspective, read and analyze different meanings of gender and sexuality, and how these meanings are constructed. How gender relations and sexual politics are related with historical backgrounds, cultural heritage, market expansion, ideological shifts, and capitalist dynamics in a context of modernization campaigns and globalization processes. The topics of gender and sexuality interwoven with that of migration, work, family, popular culture, mass media, and consumerism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 44: Medical Sociology

From a sociological perspective, dissect issues such as conflicts between patients and doctors; safety of medical treatments and reliability of medical knowledge; inequality in health and longevity; and ever-increasing health care spending. Questions such as: What counts as illness? How do people understand illness? How does illness affect people's life? Who gets ill and why? What is the role of medical technology in fostering health? Why do doctors and patients have trouble communicating? How should health care systems be organized? Also examine some of these issues in the contexts of Chinese societies, such as China and Hong Kong with comparative perspectives.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPHONGK 45: Chinese Culture and Society

An anthropological approach to China. Discussions concentrate on major cultural and social institutions of China, both traditional and contemporary, such as family, marriage, kinship, lineage and clan, economic system, religion and value orientation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

OSPKYOTO 41: Queer Culture and Life in Japan

Exploration of queer lives and cultural practices in Japan through diverse materials from film, literature, theater, art, as well as newspapers and personal testimonies. What it means to be queer in Japan and how it might signify differently from a US context. Looking at each text, examine how gender norms and sexual politics intersect and operate in Japanese society.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI
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