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21F.044 Traditional Chinese Literature: Poetry, Fiction and Drama, Fall 2002

Photograph of painted marble relief of musicians, Later Liang Dynasty (A.D. 924)
Painted marble relief of musicians, Later Liang Dynasty (A.D. 924). Hebei Provincial Cultural Relics Institute, Shijiazhuang. (Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)

Highlights of this Course

This course includes a lengthy reading list.

Course Description

Introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, as well as to introduce students to the classic works of the Chinese literary tradition. Works to be read include: Journey to the West, Outlaws of the Margin, Dream of the Red Chamber, and the poetry of the major Tang dynasty poets. Literature to be read in translation. Conducted in English.

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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