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CHINESE LITERATURE III
LETTERATURA CINESE III

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 from the end of the imperial period to the to the first half of the 20th century, focusing on the changes that led to the formation of modern and contemporary literature and on the analysis of some of the most significant texts

Program

  • Novel at the end of Qing Dynasty 
  • The May 4th Movement and New Culture Movement
  • Chinese modern fiction: novels and short stories
  • The most important authors of the first half of the twentieth century 
  • Modern Chinese Huaju theatre: birth and its evolution in the twentieth century
  • Selected readings from various works

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • Knowledge and understanding: knowledge and understanding of the historical and evolutionary path of Chinese literature at the turn of the twentieth century (from the end of the Empire to the Republic era)
  • Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to conduct research and produce solid argument about the subjects studied 
  • Making judgements: ability to deeply understand and evaluate the historical course of Chinese literature 
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate the content of the course using an appropriate language to the specific field of study
  • Learning skills: the ability to explore the contents of the course autonomously

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

Group projects (aimed at analysing chinese language selected readings)

Course books
  • Idema W., Haft L. (2000). Letteratura cinese, Cafoscarina, Venezia (parte riguardante il periodo di riferimento, pp. 276-329)
  • Savarese N. (1997), Il racconto del teatro cinese, Roma, Carrocci Editori (from p. 90)

Essays:

  • Eberstein B. (1990), "The Drama". In A selective guide to chinese literature, 1900-1949, vol. IV, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pp. 3-45
  • Velingerova M.D. (1990), "The Novel". In In A selective guide to chinese literature, 1900-1949, vol. I, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pp. 20-41
  • McDougall, Bonnie S. (1997). The literature of China in the twentieth century, London : Hurst & Co, pp. 13-30
  • Velingerova M. D. (1980), The chinese novel at the turn of the century, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, pp. 3- 75/ 116-127

Readings:

  • Lu Xun, La vera storia di Ah Q e altri racconti, traduzione di L. Bianciardi (or other editions)
  • Wu Woyao (1995) "The Sea of Regret". In The Sea of Regret: Two Turn-Of-The Century Chinese Romantic Novels, trad. by Hanan P., Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press
  • Lao She (1986), Città di gatti, trad. di Edoarda Masi, Milano, Garzanti (or other editions)
  •  Mao Dun, Disillusione, (any edition)
  • Selection of readings in Chinese language
Assessment

oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

Please send a short paper (previously arranged with the teacher) by email (pdf or word version) at least 10 days before the exam date

Course books
  • Idema W., Haft L. (2000). Letteratura cinese, Cafoscarina, Venezia (parte riguardante il periodo di riferimento, pp. 276-329)
  • Savarese N. (1997), Il racconto del teatro cinese, Roma, Carrocci Editori (from p. 90)

Essays:

  • Eberstein B. (1990), "The Drama". In A selective guide to chinese literature, 1900-1949, vol. IV, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pp. 3-45
  • Velingerova M.D. (1990), "The Novel". In In A selective guide to chinese literature, 1900-1949, vol. I, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pp. 20-41
  • McDougall, Bonnie S. (1997). The literature of China in the twentieth century, London : Hurst & Co, pp. 13-30
  • Velingerova M. D. (1980), The chinese novel at the turn of the century, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, pp. 3- 75/ 116-127

Readings:

  • Lu Xun, La vera storia di Ah Q e altri racconti, traduzione di L. Bianciardi (or other editions)
  • Wu Woyao (1995) "The Sea of Regret". In The Sea of Regret: Two Turn-Of-The Century Chinese Romantic Novels, trad. by Hanan P., Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press
  • Lao She (1986), Città di gatti, trad. di Edoarda Masi, Milano, Garzanti (or other editions)
  •  Mao Dun, Disillusione, (any edition)
  • Selection of readings in Chinese language
Assessment

oral exam

presentation of a short paper previously arranged with the teacher

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