Chinese 326

Chinese Narrative Tradition

Full course for one semester. This course surveys the narrative tradition in Chinese literature, including narrative poetry, storytelling, short story, and full-length narrative in the context of the narrative tradition in China. While primary emphasis is on the late imperial period that produced the monumental works, such as Outlaws of the Marsh, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, and the Dream of the Red Chamber, works of the earlier periods are also introduced to show early stages of the development, formation of the source materials, and the continuity of the tradition. Readings in English. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 326. Not offered 2006-07.

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