Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS106
Module Title: Introduction to Chinese Literature
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module provides an introduction to the range, contents, and genres of Chinese literature from ancient times to the Qing dynasty.
Learning outcomes 
A Have a clear understanding of the depth and breadth of the Chinese literary tradition

B Understand the processes of literary evolution in Chinese writing

C Be aware of the principle debates in the academic literature about Chinese literature and the role of the literatus in Chinese society

D Be beginning to develop an ability to undertake textual analysis of Chinese literature

E Establish the basis for further study of Chinese literature

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures for rehearsal of weekly topics; seminars for presentation and group discussions
• Chinese literature, the literati and Chinese society

• Early Chinese poetry: Shijing, Chuci

• Early Chinese fiction: zhiguai tales, Tao Qian

• Tang Poetry

• Tang chuanqi

• Song Poetry: Li Qingzhao, Su Shi

• Feng Menglong

• Historical Fiction: Romance of Three Kingdoms

• Swashbuckling novel: Water Margin

• Fantastic fiction: Journey to the West

• Dream of the Red Chamber

• Jin ping mei

• Pu Songling, Yuan Mei and supernatural fiction

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 10.00
2 Discussion And Debate 10.00
3 Final Exam 60.00
4 Presentation 10.00
5 Reading Report 10.00

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