Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CHI 421 - Introduction to Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys Chinese literature and culture from antiquity up to the early 20th century, covering important works from a wide range of genres such as poetry, fiction, and drama. Beyond close reading of selected literary texts, we will explore the social, economic, and political contexts that establish their cultural significance, and look at their reverberations in contemporary culture. The course follows a lecture-discussion format and will make use of sources in its original language. Prerequisite(s): take two 300 level CHI courses.