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CHNS2003: Gender and Women in Chinese Literature

What does it mean to be a woman or a man in a Chinese culture? We will explore this question as reflected in Chinese literary tradition, examining how Chinese ideas of gender influence literary representations of education, family, sexuality, life aspirations, class difference, and cultural others.

Code CHNS2003
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian StudiesĀ or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse a work of literature in terms of gender roles
  • LO2. discuss the function of gender in Chinese culture past and present
  • LO3. discuss and explore with others the differing perspectives on a potentially sensitive issue
  • LO4. research, plan, and present an independent project requiring literary analysis.

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