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Modern Chinese Poetry: Seeing Modern China through the Poetry Cloud

EAS 239/COM 254/GSS 239

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This course explores the work and life of poets across the Chinese-speaking world from the tumultuous twentieth century to the present. How does poetry adapt to the evolving media landscape and serve as a storage device for the events, experiences, and myths of modern China? How did poets transform crises--dynastic collapse, colonialism, national failure, revolution, war, displacement, state and mass violence, political repression, environmental calamity--into critical reflections on the diverse yet interconnected human condition? Concluding with a glimpse into the creativity of AI poets, we ask: why do humans still need poetry?
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  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P02
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 23424
  • Schedule: Th 02:30 PM-03:20 PM

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Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 22551