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CHINESE LITERATURE I
LETTERATURA CINESE I

Chinese literature from Tang dynasty to Qing dynasty
La letteratura cinese dalle origini alla dinastia Song

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Selusi Ambrogio it will be notified at the beginning of the course
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language Mandarin Chinese
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE ORIENTALE
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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, a student should have a good basic knowledge of the major periods and trends in the development of Chinese literature of the imperial period from the Tang Dynasty to the mid-nineteenth century, focusing on certain genres such as poetry, fiction and drama, and on the analysis of some of the most significant works.

Program

  • Chinese traditional concept of literature
  • Chinese language: wenyan and baihua
  • The poetry: the shi of Tang, Song and Yuan dynasties , the ci and the qu of Song and Yuan dynasties
  • Fiction: short stories in classical language, the chuanqi
  • Huaben novella
  • Ming and Qing novels
  • The Traditional Chinese theatre 
  • Selected readings from various works

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • Knowledge and understanding: knowledge and understanding of the historical and evolutionary path of Chinese literature of the imperial period and the most important authors and works, understanding common points and differences between Chinese and Western history of culture
  • Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to conduct research and produce valid argument about learned topics 
  • Making judgements: ability to deeply understand and evaluate the historical course of Chinese literature, ability to identify peculiarities of different genres and authors
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate the content of the course using an appropriate language to the specific field of study
  • Learning skills: acquisition of a valid critical method and bibliographical knowledge in order to independently explore the contents of the course

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lesson
translation activities
student's short paper presentations during the course

Course books
  • Idema W., Haft L. (2000), Letteratura cinese, Cafoscarina, Venezia (up to p. 274)
  • Bertuccioli G. (1968), La letteratura cinese, Sansoni, Firenze (oppure nuova edizione 2013 a cura di Federica Casalin, edizione L'Asino d'oro - from p. 165 to p. 305)
  • Savarese N. (1997), Il racconto del teatro cinese, Roma, Carrocci Editori (up to p. 90)
  • Hanan Patrick, The Chinese vernacular story, Harvard University Press, 1981 (chapters 4/ 5/ 7)
  • Owen Stephen, "La poesia nella tradizione cinese", in L'eredita della Cina / a cura di Paul S. Ropp
  • Ropp Paul S., "La particolare arte della narrativa cinese", in L'eredita della Cina / a cura di Paul S. Ropp
  • Plaks A. (2002), "Il romanzo nella Cina premoderna", in Moretti F. (ed. by), Il Romanzo. Storia e geografia Vol. III, Einaudi, Torino, pp. 57-82
  • Zhao H. (2001), "Storiografia e fiction nella gerarchia culturale cinese", in Moretti F. (ed. by), Il Romanzo. La cultura del romanzo Vol. I, Einaudi, Torino, pp. 47-69

Readings:

  • Cao Xueqin, Il sogno della camera rossa, Bur-Rizzoli, 2008 (or other edition)
  • Chin P'ing Mei. Romanzo cinese del secolo XVI, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1970 (or other edition)
  • Wu Cheng'en, Lo scimmiotto, Milano, Adelphi, 2002 (or Wu Cheng'en, Il viaggio in occidente, versione integrale di Serafino Balduzzi, Milano, Cerebro, 2011)
  • Li Yü, Il tappeto da preghiera di carne, Milano, Tascabili Bompiani, 2000 (or other edition) and/ or others suggested at the beginning of the course

Suggested reading:

  • Masi E., Cento capolavori della letteratura cinese, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2009 (pp. 138-366)
Assessment

oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

please send email to the teacher

Assessment

oral exam and presentation of a short paper previously arranged with the teacher

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