Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Modern Languages & Cultures - Chinese
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
16937 CHI 217 WRITING VOLATILITY AND PROCESSING CHANGE: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURES OF CHINA, TAIWAN, AND HONG KONG IN THE TURBULENT TWENTIETH CENTURY (READINGS IN TRANSLATION) Spring 2018 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1CHI002, H1CHI003

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82290 CHI 217 WRITING VOLATILITY AND PROCESSING CHANGE: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURES OF CHINA, TAIWAN, AND HONG KONG IN THE TURBULENT TWENTIETH CENTURY (READINGS IN TRANSLATION) Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
5
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: CHI 217 (P), CLT 295, HIS 249
Instructors: WEBER E
Description: This course takes a broad historical and social approach to Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong literatures in the twentieth century. Beginning with the transformative May Fourth and New Culture movements of 1919 and the early 1920s, we will move through the twentieth century as represented in (or set as the backdrop for) iconic and thought-provoking works of literature (including fiction, essays, and poetry) produced by some of the era’s most prominent writers. We will consider these pieces as subjective snapshots presenting different perspectives on and preoccupations with the complexity of life in particular social, political, and geographic contexts. Students will thus learn not only about major schools of thought and intellectual/literary trends over the course of the century, but the political and social events, periods of conflict and upheaval, and moments of transition that shaped China’s, Taiwan’s and Hong Kong’s respective political and intellectual trajectories during the same period.