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Fall 2015-2016
EAS 531   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Chinese Poetry - The Classic of Poetry (Shijing)

Martin Kern

Through close readings of original sources in classical Chinese, we analyze the Classic of Poetry (Shijing) in its aesthetic, historical, and hermeneutic dimensions from pre-imperial manuscripts through modern scholarship. In addition to reading the actual poetry and its classical commentaries, we discuss in detail its origins of composition and its reception as the master text of early Chinese cultural memory and identity, drawing on the relevant scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, English, and other languages.

Sample reading list:
James Legge, The She King
Bernhard Karlgren, Glosses on the Book of Odes
Wang Xianqian, Shi sanjia yi jis hu
Zhu Xi, Shi ji zhuan
Ma Ruichen, Mao shi zhuanjian tongshi zhuan

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21908 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Jones Hall   203   Enrolled:6 Limit:15