53.300 Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37524
Status Active

This course offers an insight into Chinese culture and society by examining different genres of modern and contemporary Chinese Literature -- the novel, poetry, essay, and drama -- since the early Twentieth Century. Readings in English translations of representative works by major writers/essayists/poets/playwrights will be complemented by selected feature films and documentaries. The survey of Chinese literature will be put in the context of a series of sociopolitical changes in China that informed the production of these works.