Cultural exchange means cultural fusion, contestation, and negotiation in regional, trans-regional, and transnational contexts. In modern times, cultural exchange often takes place within political, economic, social, technological and even military shifts, in the cases of trade and commerce, urban development and technological exchange, war and human migration, exile and diaspora. This course aims to provide historical and modern perspectives with which to examine China’s cultural exchanges in East Asian as well as global contexts. It studies diverse cultural expressions of Chinese identities and cultures in relation to Asia and the West through reading and examining the differing representations in intellectual, theoretical, fictional and filmic texts. The course will broaden our views on the place of being Chinese in a multicultural and global context, and on the sensibilities of identity and culture in the differing situations of homeland, coloniality, and diaspora.