May 18, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EAST 126 - Love in Traditional China

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

We all know that love is not easy. But what makes it so complicated? This course examines the evolution and symptoms of ?love? in Chinese literature and culture from ancient times to the dawn of the modern era. Focusing on love, sentiment, and desire, we will explore issues of intellectual identity, family dynamics, gender roles, body and sexuality, commerce and consumption, debates on human nature, and cultural fantasies of the supernatural in traditional China. We will read a variety of literary genres including poetry, drama, memoirs, letters, fiction, and short stories, supplemented by visual materials.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: K. He

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