Jul 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CHIN 4350 - Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese literature, in a broad sense, covers a long history from antiquity to 1911 (the end of the Qing Dynasty). This course will concentrate on a selection of works, written in various genres and forms (some of which differ from that of English), from different historical periods, which, in way, represent some highlights of classical Chinese literature. Beginning with some Confucian and Daoist classics essential to Chinese cultural and literary traditions, we will closely read the selected texts and explore their artistic and human values. We will take cultural/historical approach in our reading and study each text in relation to its cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages