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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Modern China in Literature and Film (ASST08034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course will examine the representation of modern China in both literature and film from the cultural renaissance of the 1910s and 1920s, through the upheavals of the Sino-Japanese War and the ensuing civil war to the impact of the establishment of communist rule after 1949 and the rapid changes of the post-Mao period. Topics covered will include the emancipation of women, youth and age, sex and love, literature and dissent, literature and power. The course will stress the close ties that have existed between the worlds of literary and cinematic creativity throughout this period.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students┐ general ongoing academic development.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop insights into one of the world's major civilisations in its modern transformation
  2. Develop an understanding of the importance of literary productivity in different political systems
  3. Acquire an understanding of how film has been used for propaganda purposes in different periods of modern Chinese history.
  4. Develop communicative skills of writing and discussion.
  5. Develop the ability to write critically about both film and literature.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAS MCLF
Contacts
Course organiserDr Julian Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4226
Email: Julian.Ward@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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