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CHINESE LITERATURE III
LETTERATURA CINESE III

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Selusi Ambrogio Make appointment by email
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language Mandarin Chinese English
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

The course has two main pillars: 1. to present Chinese imperial literature from Yuan dynasty to the late QIng; 2. to provide an overview of modern literature since the Republican time to the early 40s. 

A basic translation activity from Chinese to Italian will support the theoretical and historiographical study.

Program

  • Yuan: poetry (qu) and theatre (zaju)
  • Ming and Qing: poetry (popular and learned), literary schools and societies;  theatre (zaju and chuanqi), the short novel, the most relevant long fictions; Western impact on Chines culture and the problem of translation.
  • The crisis of Chinese culture and the gradual path towards (Western) modernity
  • The birth of modern Chinese literature and the debate on language
  • The most relevant authors of the years 20s to 40s (poetry, fiction, and theatre)

Bridging Courses

It is advantageous a previous knowledge of the basis of Chinese literature

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • Knowledge and understanding: knowledge and understanding of the historical and evolutionary path of Chinese literature of the late Twentieth century and at the turn of the new millenia
  • Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to conduct research and produce a solid argument about the subjects studied 
  • Making judgments: the 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

Supporting Activities

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 lessons with slides (not provided)

Group projects (aimed at analysing selected readings in Chinese language)

Attendance

Highly Suggested but not compulsury attendance.

Course books

Course materials

  •  Giuliano Bertuccioli La letteratura cinese L'Asino d'oro, Roma, 2013 » Pagine/Capitoli: cap. 6-7 (it is possible to discuss alternative material in English)
  • Selection of essays in English provided
  • Selection of texts in Chinese
  • Translation of Dream of the red chamber
  • Translation of Madman's Diary and True story of Ah Q
  • The reading of a fiction decided by the student from the studies materials

Further critical reading for the first section:

  • Mc Dougall Bonnie S., Louie Kam The literature of China in the Twentieth Century Columbia University Press , New York, 1997
Assessment

Oral exam: the history of literature and translation of texts already studied.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

The same as for attending students

Attendance

It is recommended particularly the attendance of the laboratory of translation.

Course books

Same as for attending students

Assessment

Same as for attending students

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