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ASIA 441A 001 (Lecture)

Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation - CHIN FIC&DRAM TR

Reading of a classic novel or play, with attention to intellectual, social, and political subtexts as well as aesthetic dimensions and problems of interpretation.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 03, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 17, 2019


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 17, 2019
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 11, 2019

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu14:0015:30BuchananB208
Instructor: BAILEY, C. D. ALISON


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:5
Currently Registered:50
General Seats Remaining:5
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  In 2019 W this course will focus on close and extensive readings of short vernacular fiction (primarily the Sanyan collections edited by Feng Menglong (1574-1646) as well as examples from other late Ming writers.) We will explore literary antecedents, authorship, language, style, contexts, and themes, and narratorial, structuring and rhetorical devices. Using the Four Vices of Excess (wine, sex, wealth, and wrath) as a loose discursive framework, we will discuss representations of the self and the emotions, late Ming social phenomena and anxieties, gender, violence, and conceptions of order and disorder within and outside the texts. Students will be expected to do a lot of reading in both the primary texts and secondary research materials.

Book Summary :
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