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EAST 218 - Ways of Seeing in Classical Chinese Poetry

FC ARHU CD
4 credits
This course will explore the rich canon of classical Chinese poetry, not merely as chronological literary history, but as a tradition that teaches us new ways of seeing. We shall learn the particular movements of attention and awareness developed by the classical Chinese poets over centuries, allowing us to apprehend vivid scenes of nature, beauty, and love, but also war, loss, and frustration, to catch sight of a world long passed away and perhaps get a new view of our own. Poets considered include Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei, and Su Shi. Knowledge of Chinese language neither assumed nor required.

This course is appropriate for new students.



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