C463, the third term of a year-long survey of Chinese literature, covers the latter 13th through the 20th centuries, and is designed to familiarize you with major literary forms, works, and authors, in the context of cultural and political history. Lectures and background readings will outline historical developments; reading and discussion of selected texts in English translation will allow first-hand engagement with prominent and representative works. The course is intended to serve both those students who wish to broaden their study of China through a basic knowledge of its recent literature, and those who are preparing for more advanced study of Chinese literature.
There are no prerequisites for the course. All readings and lectures will be in English, although you will be required to master Chinese terminology and names in pīnyīn romanization. C461 and C462, and/or previous coursework in Chinese language, literature, history, and culture, are recommended but not required.