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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHIN 22000 - Rebels, Romantics, and Reformers: Being Young in China

Course Credit: 1
Taught in English. This course introduces the lived experiences of modern Chinese youth as represented in twentieth-century fiction and film. Readings include narrative works by Lu Xun, Lao She, Ba Jin, Mao Dun, Ding Ling, Zhang Ailing, Zhang Jie, Wang Meng, Liu Heng, Wang Shuo, and Xi Xi, as well as poems by Bei Dao, Gu Cheng. The pain, frustration, loneliness, fear and aspiration of the fictional hero shall be understood in relation to social changes in China. We will study many fictional heroes as the shadows of modern man becoming a fragment of his primitive self under the pressures of a progressive civilization. [AH, C]