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

Fall 2007

CHI 340 • Contemporary Chinese Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32035 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
CBA 4.342

Course Description

The class will read works of Chinese literature from the contemporary (post-1949) period. Short stories and essays written by authors in three contemporary Chinese societies--The People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong--will be selected. While basic information on the general historical backgrounds, including significant socio-political events and artistic trends, will be introduced, a substantial part of the class time will be spent on linguistic analysis of pre-assigned parts of the texts and in-depth discussion of the works as cultural products of specific times and places.

Grading Policy

Class participation (may include quizzes and specially assigned oral presentations) 40% Two tests 30% Term paper 30%


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