Jun 21, 2024  
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CHIN 214 - The Tumultuous Century: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature

1 unit(s)
(Same as ASIA 214 ) This is a survey/introduction to the literature of China from the late Qing Dynasty through the present day. Texts are arranged according to trends and schools as well as to their chronological order. Authors include Wu Jianren, Lu Xun, Zhang Ailing, Ding Ling, Mo Yan and Gao Xingjian. All major genres are covered but the focus is on fiction. A few feature films are also included in association with some of the literary works and movements. No knowledge of the Chinese language, Chinese history, or culture is required for taking the course. All readings and class discussions are in English. Haoming Liu.

Prerequisite(s): One course in language, literature, culture or Asian Studies, or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2023/24.

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