Courses: Readings in Advanced Chinese-Literature and Revolution (CNSEB380001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1606
This course prepares advanced readers of Chinese for the practice of reading and using primary source texts in early-modern and modern Chinese literature. Students will engage in critical reading and analysis of Chinese texts in class discussion and writing assignments. Part of each class meeting will be dedicated to reading and translating from the text to discuss issues of translation and grammar. This class is conducted in English, and all readings and screenings are in the original language. The course assumes advanced reading knowledge of Chinese and requires successful completion of 3rd year Chinese as a prerequisite. Majors are strongly encouraged to take this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 3rd-year Chinese or equivalent.
Div: III; Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Current topic description: The May Fourth and New Culture Movements.
This semester we will be reading the essays, short stories and novels
written around the May 4th Movement, a period that revolutionized and
transformed literature in Chinese. We will address questions of
freedom and democracy, modernity and native folk tradition,
cosmopolitanism and nationalism, and how they relate to changes
political, literary, social and otherwise.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1606 Div: III; HU


Chinese (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TH118

Meeting Times

MW 1:00pm-2:30pm