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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST3070 Contemporary Chinese Literature

10 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Frances Weightman
Email: f.weightman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Chinese or equivalent

Module replaces

EAST3080

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to analyse in detail contemporary Chinese literary texts and to discuss them with reference to the various contexts in which they were produced.

Learning outcomes
To write Chinese fluently and accurately in all language tasks and, in translation between English and Chinese, to use both languages accurately, with correct spelling and grammar.


Syllabus

This module introduces students to contemporary literary texts from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora, with genres extending from short stories to prose and poetry. In addition to close reading of literary texts, there will be discussion on the relationship between contemporary Chinese literature and the West. Students will read primary texts in Chinese while some secondary sources in English will be introduced.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress is monitored through participation in regular seminars.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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