An introduction to the most important works, authors, genres, and themes of Chinese literature from the first millennium B.C.E. to 1911.
The Chinese program currently offers no repeating courses on the literature of dynastic China (from the first millennium B.C.E. to 1911), one of the richest traditions in the world. This course provides a representative introduction to the major authors, works, genres, and themes, with a focus on close, contextualized readings of primary sources in translation. “Premodern Chinese Literature” is designed as a counterpart to CHIN 341, “Modern Chinese Literature,” and will be an integral part of the recently established major in Chinese Studies.
Midterm and Final (30% for both) Please break down the weighting of each. E.g. 15% and 15% or 10% and 20%, etc.
The last two learning outcomes need to be reworded slightly:
Know the major historical events, social patterns, and philosophical outlooks that shaped literary production in premodern China.
E. g. Demonstrate understanding of the major...
Analyze and elucidate key features of Chinese literary texts in clear, well argued essays.
Please inclue a grading scale in the syllabus.
Please reformulate the first three learning outcomes as follows:
Modified syllabus to insert actual Bulletin description text under "Course Description" and added heading of "Course Overview" above longer description of the course. (DBM - 28 Mar 2017)
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