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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST3070 Contemporary Chinese Literature

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Professor Frances Weightman

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Chinese or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


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.


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
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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 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: 29/04/2024 16:13:10


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