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

CHIN 22200 - Women in Chinese Literature

Course Credit: 1
Taught in English. A survey of women’s experience as represented in Chinese literature, ranging from philosophical texts, poetry, song lyrics, short narrative works, music and biographies to films from both pre-modern and modern periods, written about and by women. The course examines how women are depicted and how men and women define womanhood differently in various works of imagination. The primary texts and secondary readings that establish connections and comparisons among the different works include: The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China, Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China, and Precious Records: Women in China’s Long Eighteenth Century. The theoretical focus is on the construction of femininity in a patrilineal society. Annually. [AH, C]