Units of Study

CHNS3634 - Gender in Modern Chinese Literature

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bonnie McDougall

Description

Recent research on gender and related issues in Chinese cultural context has transformed conventional ideas about the roles of women in the Chinese world. This unit of study will illustrate the value of gender-sensitive scholarship by focusing on literary studies. Students will learn fresh approaches to the study of Chinese society and culture by examining the representation of gender and sexuality in (mainly) modern Chinese literature.

Assessments

classwork (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), group debate (20%), oral assignments (30%)

Textbooks

Reader available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points from Table A of the Table of Units of Study in the Faculty of Arts

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge of the Chinese language or literature is required

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

A timetable is not available for this session.
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