Undergraduate Course: Modern China in Literature and Film (ASST08034)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop insights into one of the world's major civilisations in its modern transformation
- Develop an understanding of the importance of literary productivity in different political systems
- Acquire an understanding of how film has been used for propaganda purposes in different periods of modern Chinese history.
- Develop communicative skills of writing and discussion.
- Develop the ability to write critically about both film and literature.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Julian Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4226
|Course secretary||Mr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227