CHIN-462 Contemporary Chinese Women Writers
Offered academic year 2012-2013
This course explores the role of women writers in contemporary Chinese culture, focusing in particular on issues of sexuality, marriage, self-consciousness, and women's response to feminism. Topics of discussions are, for example, women's experimental writing, the boundary between fiction and autobiography, ideological tension between a personal agenda and the possibility of effective public discourse, and the plurality of women's experiences and social images. Readings include authors from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Conducted in Chinese. Students are expected to use dictionaries; no vocabulary lists are provided.
Prerequisites: two 300-level Chinese courses or equivalent.
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