RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Fall 2022, Section 006 - Classical Chinese Poetry in Translation
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

The world is made of poetry. The years, seasons, days and nights make up its meter, and all colors, shapes and sensations are its vocabulary. This is the view of classical Chinese poetry, which aspires to include the full scope of human experience. In this class we will explore this basic cosmology and some of the great work it inspired, specifically during the Tang Dynasty, the "golden age" of Chinese poetry. We will look at several important poets from this period in detail, and delve into some of the technical aspects of their craft, the intricate ways form and meaning cohere. 

 

Once we have developed some understanding of these poems "from the inside," we will look at the ways they have been translated into Western languages over the past few centuries, and the surprising ways this ancient tradition has influenced modern literature and music in the West.

 

No background in Chinese language or literature is required for this class. 

Schedule

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
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002 (SEM)
 In Person
25434
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4
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30404
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4
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
25437
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1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
28567
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9
3RC Ugrd
1
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
28777
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14
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center
011 (SEM)
 In Person
28953
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9
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (SEM)
 In Person
29363
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2
Tu 5:30PM - 8:30PM

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