Undergraduate Course: Chinese Literature 4B (modern) (ASST10107)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Literary and textual study in modern Chinese fiction and poetry.
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.
This course presents an overview of Chinese literature through the 20th century up to the present day. Reading and analysing texts in Chinese, key trends will be covered, including the early New Culture Movement, the 1930s modernists, and 1980s avant-garde fiction. Lectures and discussions will touch upon the cultural, intellectual, and ideological debates shaping modern Chinese literature. Literary theory will be introduced, showing how texts can be analysed and framed in different ways. Class translations into English will focus as much on readability as the accuracy of the translation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1000-word short story (15%) (write a short story in the style of an author).
2500-word essay (70%).
Group project (15%) (highest mark from 2-3 group projects during the year)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the main trends in Chinese literature from the early 20th century to the present
- Employ various literary theories and approaches in analysing Chinese literature
- Translate a variety of Chinese literary texts into natural English
- Deal with both full-form and simplified Chinese characters
- Formulate and produce an essay on a chosen aspect of Chinese literature
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Satisfactory completion of Chinese 3 Year Abroad including Chinese Literature 3 and Special Subject assignments
|Keywords||AS Chin Lit 4B
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher Rosenmeier
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167