Courses of Study 2018-2019 
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Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHLIT 6618 - Stories of the Strange and the Marvelous from the Tang Dynasty


Spring. Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: reading knowledge of classical and modern Chinese. Permission of instructor required. Co-meets with CHLIT 4418 .

D. X. Warner.

Through guided reading in Chinese, students in this course explore topics, themes and techniques that define the body of works known as chuanqi (stories of the marvelous) and zhiguai (stories of the strange). The aim of the course is to help students achieve an appreciation for the early development of Chinese narrative tradition in the context of Chinese literary and popular culture of Tang dynasty China. Students will also be introduced to essential bibliographical materials and critical literature for advanced study of Tang narrative literature.


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