ASIAN 536 - Seminar in Traditional Chinese Fiction
Section: 001 Traditional Chinese Fiction
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIAN,ASIANLAN 302; Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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The 18th century novel Dream of the Red Chamber (Honglou meng; a.k.a., Story of the Stone [Shitou ji]) is without a doubt the most famous and influential work of traditional Chinese literature, despite the fact that we do not have the ending of the novel as planned by the original author, Cao Xueqin. It is a wonderful vantage point from which to contemplate all of traditional Chinese fiction, and because of its fame as a veritable encyclopedia of traditional Chinese culture, it also represents a wonderful window on a vanished world. In this class, besides reading the original novel, students will be introduced to both traditional commentary and modern scholarship on it, as well as the large number of media adaptations and traditional sequels.

Intended Audience:

The class is open to native speakers of Chinese and to students of the language who have studies three years of modern Chinese or the equivalent.

ASIAN 536 - Seminar in Traditional Chinese Fiction
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001 (LEC)
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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