ANS 372 • Literary Voices of Greater China
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Greater China is a recent coinage which generally denotes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. For our purposes, it will include Chinese writers who are living abroad but whose writings, originally in Chinese, English or French, come from their retrospective and present contemplation of life in China: such as Nobel Laureate, Gao Xingjian, and Dai Sijie in France, Ha Jin and Anchee Min in the U.S., Jung Chang in the U.K and other globally dispersed "Misty poets" such as Bei Dao and Gu Cheng et al. although we would necessarily begin our scrutiny with the major voices of the May Fourth Movement from whence Modern Chinese Literature might be said to begin. Besides taking the literature chronologically through the tremendous upheavals of China's recent past and looking at current trends, readings will be organized to include the various genres of drama, poetry and the longer and shorter forms of narrative writing. Class discussions and reading selections will all be in English and English translations.
Weekly Journal Essays: 40% Attendance & Participation: 15% Research Presentation: 15% Final Research Paper: 30%
Selections from 20th to 21st century poetry, fiction, drama, and essays.