Mar 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

CHIN 4130 - Chinese Fiction

This course is a survey of Chinese fiction from ancient time to present day.  It will introduce students to major fiction genres and masterpieces of Chinese fiction from the Tang Dynasty to contemporary China, including wenyan xiaoshuo (stories in classical Chinese), vernacular stories during the Ming Dynasty, vernacular novels in late Imperial China, modern and contemporary fiction, and film adaptations of Chinese fiction. Students will read selected stories in Chinese and English. Literary analysis will focus on subjects, themes, language, the development of narrative strategy, and styles of a variety of Chinese narrative, as well as the intertextuality between fiction and other genres.

Prerequisites: CHIN 4310 or CHIN 4510, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages