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CHNS0325

Traditional Chinese Poetry

Traditional Chinese Poetry (in translation)
Introducing the basics of Chinese poetics, this junior/sophomore discussion-based seminar explores inter-connections across a wide spectrum of Chinese poetry belonging to a vibrant tradition spanning more than two thousand years--folk songs; court rhapsodies; courtesan love poems; extended allegorical fantasies; ballads and lyric verse of love, war, friendship, loss, and separation. Landscape, travel, romantic and metaphysical poems by masters such as Qu Yuan, Tao Yuanming, Wang Wei, Li Bai, Du Fu, Su Dongpo and Li Qingzhao will be studied. We will analyze poetic expression ranging from poetic genres following strict formal conventions to relatively free-form verse. Traditional Chinese literary theories regarding poetry and its appreciation will be considered, yet students will also be encouraged to apply other critical approaches. (Either CHNS 0219 or CHNS 0220, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Chinese
Department:
Chinese
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL LIT
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

CHNS0325A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2014

CHNS0325A-S14 Lecture (Reed)

Spring 2012

CHNS0325A-S12 Lecture (Reed)

Spring 2010

CHNS0325A-S10 Seminar (Reed)

Fall 2008

CHNS0325A-F08 Lecture (Reed)

Spring 2007

CHNS0325A-S07 Lecture (Ridgway)
CHNS0325B-S07 Lecture (Ridgway)

Fall 2005

CHNS0325A-F05 Lecture (Reed)

Fall 2003

CHNS0325A-F03 Lecture (Reed)