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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LIT 087 - (LT, CC) Modern Chinese Literature

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
This course explores different aspects of modern Chinese culture and society as represented in Chinese narrative practices from fiction to film. Social and cultural inquiry will accompany and enter into the literary analysis of specific texts. Class discussion will cover not only literary issues, such as critical realism, modernism and post-modernism, but also social and cultural topics, such as the continuity and discontinuity of traditional values in modern China, the self-society confrontation, gender construction, shifts of economic structures, changes of ideology, the new mentality in the post-Mao era, etc. Course materials include the literary works of major modern Chinese writers from 1900 to the present and films by avant-garde filmmakers of recent decades.





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