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

Fall 2008

CHI 340 • Chinese Fiction from Taiwan

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31720 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
CAL 200
CHANG, Y.

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

45 % Preparation and participation in class discussion 45 % Tests (15% each) 10 % Oral report

Texts

Course packet

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