Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Modern Languages & Cultures - Chinese
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
84556 CHI 216 “Writing Discontentment: Political Turmoil, Social Critique and Civic Responsibility in Late Qing Literature (readings in translation).” Spring 2020 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: CHI 216 (P), CLT 416
Instructors: WEBER E
Final Exam Schedule: DOUG 420 on 0508 at 0830
Description: Periods of inter-ethnic tensions, famine, rebellion, war, and finally revolution contributed to a rapidly changing landscape for the subjects of China’s Qing dynasty (1644-1911). In this class, we will read prominent works of fiction and non-fiction from this era in order to identify how cultural trends, literary preoccupations, and expectations for the social function of literature evolved alongside contemporary social and political shifts. In particular, we will pay attention to the emergence of class, racial, ethnic, and nationalist consciousness; discourses of “modernity”; and the growing belief that popular fiction could serve as a tool for the education and reformation of dynastic subjects into potential future citizens. Readings and instruction in English.
Clusters: H1CHI002, H1CHI003

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
86503 CHI 216 Writing Discontentment: Political Turmoil, Social Critique, and Civic Responsibility in Late Qing Literature (readings in translation) Fall 2019 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1CHI002, H1CHI003