Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CHIN 4400 - Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature

The fall of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and the New Cultural Movement (mid 1910s-1920s) ushered in the era of modern Chinese literature. In this course, we will read a selection of works from 1911 to 1949, the post-Mao period, and some writers from Taiwan. Some works are closely related to the cultural and political events before and after the Chinese revolution. We will read some of those events, such as the Chinese Revolution and the Cultural Revolution, which will provide necessary perspectives for reading the texts. We will closely examine the literary merit of 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