Chinese 378

Chinese Mainland Women Writers Since the 1980s

Full course for one semester. This course introduces representative women writers from mainland China since the 1980s with a focus on their projections of women’s image in conflict either with traditional values and expectations or official ideology. Their search for self and individuality will be discussed in the context of a fast-changing society in which Western influences find various expressions in and beyond literature. This course is a window towards a better understanding of Chinese women and Chinese culture. Readings in translation. Readings in the original Chinese and additional instruction will be offered for students taking this course for Chinese credit. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 378. Not offered 2006-07.

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