Module Catalogues

Introduction to Chinese Literature

Module Title Introduction to Chinese Literature
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

This module provides an introduction to the range, contents, and genres of Chinese literature from ancient times to the Qing dynasty.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate understanding of the depth and breadth of the Chinese literary tradition
B. Demonstrate understanding of the processes of literary evolution in Chinese writing
C. Show awareness of the principle debates in the academic literature about Chinese literature and the role of the literatus in Chinese society
D. Demonstrate ability to undertake textual and critical analysis of Chinese literature
E. Analyse and discuss the ways in which different kinds of sources treat information

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures for rehearsal of weekly topics; seminars for presentation and group discussions