CHI 340K • Classical Chinese Poetry
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
The class will read traditional style Chinese poetry from Pre-Qin, Han, the Six Dynasties, Tang, and Song periods. To enroll in this class, the students should have completed three years of college-level Chinese language courses at an American institution, or their equivalents. Some knowledge about the grammatical features of classical Chinese is preferred but not required. Class time will be divided between translating the poems and analyzing their aesthetic features. In addition to test and/or papers, there will also be quizzes and poetry memorization. Preparation before class is extremely important. More than three absences will significantly lower your final grade.
Jeannette Faurot, Drinking with the Moon: Selections of Classical Chinese Poetry Burton Watson, Chinese Lyricism: Shi Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century Xeroxed course packet