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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.

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

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ASIA 441A 001Lecture1 Tue Thu14:0015:30

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.

BlockedASIA 441A W01Waiting List1 Tue Thu14:0015:30

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