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Late Imperial Chinese Fiction


Primary works examined include Jin Ping Mei, Xingshi yinyuan zhuan, Hongloumeng, Qilu deng, Rulin waishi, and Ernu yingxiong zhuan. Secondary readings focus on social dimensions of the Chinese novel (ca. 1600-1850), but students may explore other aspects of the texts in their presentations and research papers. Comparisons with the English novel, particularly on the rise of the novel and the advent of modernity.

Course ID: 
210 912
Letter or Credit/No Credit