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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2006

ANS 372 • Decoding Classical Chinese Poetry

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31205 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
RAS 313B
LAI, CHIU-MI

Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the classical Chinese poetic tradition and is open to all students. No previous background in Chinese language, culture, or literature is required. Readings in English translation will encompass a selective sample of poetry from as early as the seventh century B.C.E. through the 8th century. Lectures and discussions will focus on the literary, cultural, historical, social, political, philosophical, and religious background against which these representative works in poetry arose. Background reading will be given

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