Modern texts in the original, mainly works published since the beginning of the twentieth century. Focus on literature, primarily short story and essay.
The course offers an opportunity for upper-level and graduate students interested in brushing up their Chinese and exploring it in the context of discussing literary texts. The focus on drama will allow us to emphasize the performative aspects of the scripts and study the textual as well as aural dynamics. To the extent possible, the readings and assignments will be tailored to each student's level.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
readings, short essays, possibly dramatizations