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Fall 2017-2018
EAS 533   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Readings in Chinese Literature - Prose and Poetry of the Northern Song

Anna M. Shields

This course surveys Northern Song poetry and prose, focusing on new styles and genres appearing in the 11th century. Genres include: regulated verse; song lyrics; remarks on poetry (shihua); essays; travel writing; funerary texts. Authors include Ouyang Xiu, Mei Yaochen, Su Shi, Huang Tingjian, Yan Shu, Liu Yong, Wang Anshi, Sima Guang. Secondary scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, and English will focus on genres and writers. We consider Song literature in the framework of Chinese literary history, the discursive nature of Song poetry, aesthetics of song lyrics, and new prose styles.

Sample reading list:
Ronald Egan, Word, Image, and Deed in the Life of Su
Ronald Egan, The Problem of Beauty: Aesthetic Thought and Pursuits in Nor
Yoshikawa Kojiro, Introduction to Sung Poetry
Yu, ed.,, Voices of the Song Lyric in China
Wang Yugen, Ten Thousand Scrolls: Reading and Writing in the
Michael Fuller, The Road to East Slope: The Development of Su Shi's Poetic

Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22204 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Jones Hall   203   Enrolled:5 Limit:15