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New Course Supplement 2016

CHIN 62.03 Women and Power in Traditional Chinese Literature and Art

This course will explore the relationship between women and power in traditional Chinese literature. We will study how representations of gender and women in traditional Chinese literature acquired political implications. We will also look into how Chinese women participated in literary and intellectual activities and what kind of agency such activities could bring to them. Using a variety of sources from literary texts to films to paintings, we will study the expressivity of each in relation to a gendered voice. Session topics and reading materials will be arranged in a roughly chronological order. For some weeks, we will read texts on similar issues by both female and male authors in order to compare their perspectives. Where relevant, we will also introduce perspectives from modern authors, or authors from outside China, to give the students a broadly contextualized view of the subject.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:NW

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