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Introduction to Chinese Literature

EAS 232

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An introduction to some of the most important texts, writers, and topics of Classical Literature from antiquity through the Song dynasty. All readings are in English, and no previous background in Chinese or Asian culture is required. Topics include: nature of the Chinese language; the beginnings of poetry; development of narrative and historical writing; classical Chinese poetics; literature of protest, dissent, and political satire; love poetry; religious and philosophical ideas in Chinese literature.
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Section P03

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P03
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 43219
  • Schedule: F 01:30 PM-02:20 PM

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 43053