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CHNS3633: Topics in Chinese Literature 2

2021 unit information

This unit examines a range of Chinese-language works of fiction, poetry, and drama in the 20th Century including works by key figures such as Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, and Lao She. Texts will be placed in the social and political context of their period, when literature was considered a key tool for the modernisation of Chinese society.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chinese Studies

Code CHNS3633
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. have a good understanding of the early development of modern Chinese literature and its historical significance
  • LO2. have an overview of Chinese fiction during the Republican period, its major writers and representative works
  • LO3. have critical perspectives in textual and contextual analysis and skills in critical practice and enhanced analytical skills
  • LO4. be capable of independent thinking and a critical attitude towards cultural assumptions and literary representations
  • LO5. have critical insights into and ability to engage in cross-cultural communication.

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Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote

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