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CLS2160

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Gloria Davies

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to twentieth-century Chinese literature in its political, historical and cultural contexts. It will also examine and compare Chinese and Western cultural values and expectations and ask how Chinese literature is received in the West. What is the relation between Chinese literature and "third-world literatures"? What ideological assumptions are implicit in Chinese literary representations of "China" and "the Chinese" and do these differ from Western representations? What differences are there between Chinese and Western representations of modernity?

Assessment

Essay (2250 words): 50%
Class project (1125 words equivalent): 25%; literature review (1125 words): 25%.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Comparative literature and cultural studies
Chinese studies
Asian studies

Prohibitions

CLS3160