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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

ASCL 60.01 Traditional Chinese Short Fiction

This is a survey course of the Chinese narrative tradition in the form of short fiction, spanning roughly from the 3rd century BCE to the second decade of the 20th century CE. We will discuss the birth and development of this literary genre, including its aesthetic and linguistic conventions, its themes, and its relationships to other literary and cultural forms and activities. We will also explore the philosophical, literary, aesthetic, socio-political atmospheres and circumstances in which Chinese short fiction evolved over the different stages of its long history.

The goal of the course is to acquaint the student with this unique and important genre of traditional Chinese literature. The material will be presented in chronological order. Knowledge of Chinese is not required.


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