May 30, 2024  
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CHIN 362 - Chinese Drama and Theatre

1 unit(s)
(Same as DRAM 362  and MEDS 362 ) A study of Chinese culture and society through well-known dramatic genres - zaju, chuanqi, kunqu, Beijing Opera, regional operas, modern and contemporary Spoken Drama; a close reading of selected plays in English translation  (or in Chinese upon students’ request). Scheduled films of performances convey Chinese theatrical conventions and aesthetics. Research projects are chosen by students or assigned by the instructor. Based upon students’ research presentations, discussions center on a variety of major themes and genres from East-West perspectives. Students are encouraged to use Chinese language in their research projects at their appropriate proficiency levels. Wenwei Du.

Prerequisite(s): One 200-level course in language, literature, culture, drama, Media Studies or Asian Studies; or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2023/24.

Course Format: CLS

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