CHI 340 • Chinese Fiction from Taiwan
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This is a fourth-year level Chinese language class. The class will read works of fiction produced in contemporary Taiwan (1949-present) in the Chinese original. Readings will include the Mainstream literature, stories written by writers of the Modernist and Nativist schools, and works generally regarded as "postmodern." The course is designed to meet the goals of both advanced language learning and literary appreciation. In addition to translating selected parts of the texts into English, the class will analyze the literary techniques and examine the social, cultural, and political implications of the works under study. There will be three equally weighted tests and one oral report. Class preparation and regular attendance are extremely important. More than three absences would significantly lower one's final grade.
45 % Preparation and participation in class discussion 45 % Tests (15% each) 10 % Oral report