Cultural Ecology of Performing Arts

This course introduces several key concepts about the culture of performing arts (for instance, ‘individual,’‘society,’‘nation,’‘state,’‘culture,’‘identity,’‘industry,’‘westernization,’‘modernization,’‘westernization,’‘globalization,’‘localization,’‘orientalism,’ and ‘post-colonialism’). Referring to theories and research findings from these fields of sociology, cultural studies, performing history, criticism and cultural ecology, graduate students are guided to explore the characteristics of the status of contemporary Taiwanese performing arts, and thus laying the foundation for conducting interdisciplinary and intercultural research and commentary.