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Man and Nature in Classical Chinese Literature
ALIT 227
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 227

This course introduces students to a wide range of ways in which ancient Chinese writers defined the crucial and ever-changing relationship between man and nature in imaginative literature. Topics include Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism; Fu poetry and shamanism; travel and self-cultivation; sexuality, cross-dressing, and gender politics; nature and utopias; emperors, scholars, and musicians in public parks; hermits and knights-errant in the mountains and rivers; learned women poets and courtesans; drunken poets and Zen masters; fox sprits and ghosts; portraiture and representations of bodies, etc. 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 AL&L
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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