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ASIA 441A 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.
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|ASIA 441A 001||Lecture||1||Tue Thu||14:00||15:30|
In 2018 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.
If this course is blocked please sign up for the waitlist section. Students will be placed into the class based off our department priority guidelines. For more information please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/ (Is the class blocked even though there are a few seats that are free? This is normal. Please check our website for what this means.)
|Blocked||ASIA 441A W01||Waiting List||1||Tue Thu||14:00||15:30|
Registering for this section does not mean you are enrolled in the course, this is a waitlist section. Students will be moved off the waitlist into the course automatically once there is space. For more information including our department priority guidelines please see: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/undergraduate/department-wait-lists/