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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
EAST3080 Chinese Literature 1912 - 1949
10 creditsClass Size: 45
Module manager: Dr David Pattinson
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of Level 2 of Chinese Degrees or Equivalent
|EAST2020||Chinese Language (2B): Theory and Practice|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should have improved their understanding of modern Chinese language and literature through a detailed study of works of fiction and literary essays from the Republican period (1912 - 1949).
Students should have enhanced their ability to read sophisticated Chinese and discuss works of literature from this period in their literary, political or cultural contexts.
Upon completing this module, students will have:
- developed a basic appreciation of some important themes and genres in Chinese literature during the Republican period, and understand how they were a response to the cultural, political or social context of the time;
- gained a sense of the resources writers drew upon as they sought to develop a Chinese literature for the modern world;
- enriched their knowledge of the modern Chinese language through reading selected texts from this formative period in its development;
- enhanced their ability to read traditional Chinese characters.
In this module students will read in Chinese from a selection of literary works such as short stories and essays by prominent writers of the Republican period (1912 - 1949). Authors to be studied may include Lao She, Ding Ling, Shen Congwen, Zhang Tianyi, Ba Jin, Zhou Zuoren or Feng Zikai.
In addition to close reading of the selected works and analysis of their literary qualities, there will also be opportunities to discuss these works in their cultural, political or social context.
Students will be expected to read related works of literature in translation and secondary sources about the literature of the time.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||80.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study65 hours preparation for seminars
15 hours exam preparation
Opportunities for Formative Feedback1 x Coursework essay of up to 1,000 words
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 08/05/2018
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