Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Chinese Literature (MChS) (ASST11010)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course provides an overview of modern Chinese literature through the 20th century to the present day. Key trends and writers will be covered and their works will be analysed in historical, cultural, and political contexts. A few literary theories will be introduced as well to serve as frameworks for analysis and discussion of the texts.
Readings will consist of academic literature and Chinese short stories and novels in English translation. Chinese texts will be provided where possible but reading these is optional.
Students will be expected to watch video lectures online and complete various assignments individually and in groups throughout the semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||3000-word essay (80%)
1000-word short story in the style of a Chinese writer OR short essay (10%)
Group project (10%) (highest mark from one of the group projects during the course)
||Feedback throughout the semester, on their essay, group projects, and short story or essay.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the major developments in Chinese literature from the New Culture Movement to the present day .
- Analyse representative texts of the period in their literary, historical and social context.
- Use literary theory to analyse texts.
- Evaluate and compare Chinese and Western literary research and approaches.
|Joseph S.M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt, eds. The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Priority for places given to students on Chinese programmes.
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher Rosenmeier
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114