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

CHI 422 - Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture II (after 1900)

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

This is an introduction to Chinese Literature in the 20th and 21st century. It investigates modern and contemporary China through a literary lens by which students gain a panoramic overview of Chinese culture, politics, history and society. We will examine the development of modern Chinese literature in a roughly chronological order yet also by major themes that illustrate the literary trends and changes. Both masterpieces and “minor” works are covered in class. The emphasis is placed in fiction, although a variety of genres (poetry, lyric prose, and film) are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): take two 300 level CHI courses.