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CHNS2004: Introduction to Chinese Literature

This unit will provide a survey of Chinese literature in cultural context from its earliest beginnings to the present day, including poetry, literary prose, drama, and fiction. All readings will be in English translation, with the additional option of consulting the original Chinese.

Code CHNS2004
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 Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000

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

  • LO1. discuss the development of Chinese literary genres and traditions
  • LO2. analyse a work of literature in cultural and historical context and present the results of the analysis
  • LO3. collaborate with others in researching major themes of Chinese literature
  • LO4. carry out and present an independent project requiring literary analysis.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.