16:217:521 / 01:165:462 History of Chinese Literature: 1300 to 1900

Description: The object of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the major paradigms of literary, historical, and cultural studies in order to help students generate critical contexts for analyzing and understanding East Asian literature, history, and culture in a comparative framework. The readings consist of works of East Asian literature in translation, religious works, theoretical texts, and academic monographs related to the above-mentioned fields. Emphasis will be placed on careful reading and thoughtful discussion of weekly assignments. This class meets for three hours each week, during which students respond to the texts and engage in group discussion. In addition to class discussion, students are required to participate in Canvas class discussions to post comments and share insights before each session.

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Prerequisites: None 

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