Chinese 410: Reading in Chinese Literature and Television Drama

Credits 4

This course reads representative works of contemporary Chinese literature and television drama in Chinese. Students will read texts slightly above their comfort level without resorting to translations. Drawing on works by Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong authors, this course surveys the entire Chinese-speaking world and its vastly different historical, cultural, geographical and social norms embedded in literary texts. The class combines brief lectures with group discussions, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations. Means of evaluation include book reports, presentations and examinations.

Distribution Area
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Cultural Pluralism (CP DIST)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Humanities (HU DIST)

Chinese 406 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.