Introduction to Chinese Poetry|
This course explores various styles of traditional and modern Chinese poetry from the archaic period to the 21st century, with an emphasis on the range of ways in which poetry has been implicated, to a degree unknown in the West, in the political, spiritual, and aesthetic movements in China over the last three millennia. Topics include Book of Songs, "Nineteen Ancient Poems," the "Music Bureau" Ballads, Six Dynasties Poetry, the great Tang masters, the Song lyrics, women poets, religious poets, etc. Although some Chinese characters will be introduced in the unit on calligraphy, no knowledge of Chinese is required; all readings will be in English translation.
This course introduces students to the literary landscape of Chinese poetry. They will be encouraged to think comparatively and critically about definitions of poetry, literature, and culture.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lang/Lit/F)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
THE ANCHOR BOOK OF CHINESE POETRY
BOOK OF SONGS
"Nineteen Ancient Poems"
"Music Bureau" Ballads
SIX DYNASTIES POETRY
Song dynasty "lyrics"
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response papers
Midterm paper: 5 to 8 pages
Final paper: 8 to 10 pages
|Instructor(s): Wang,Ao Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 4||SO: 2||FR: 2|