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The Chinese Canon and Its Afterlife
CEAS 213
Spring 2024 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.

This course is an exploration of canonical works in Chinese literature, religious texts, historical narratives, art, and movies, with an emphasis on their aesthetic and cultural implications. Topics include Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism; folk religions and shamanism; cultural identity and self-cultivation; sexuality, cross-dressing, and gender politics; nature and utopias; emperors, scholars, and musicians; hermits and knights-errant; learned women poets and courtesans; drunken poets and Zen masters; fox spirits and ghosts; portraiture and representations of bodies; and secret societies and avant-garde artists. Several internationally acclaimed poets and translators of Chinese literature such as Eleanor Goodman and Zang Di will join the class discussion as guest speakers. They will discuss their writing process, and answer questions about their work. All readings are in translation. Although some Chinese characters will be introduced in calligraphy, no knowledge of Chinese is required.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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