Lu Xun and China's Modern Literature (CHNS3633)


Lu Xun was one of the most influential Chinese writers in the early decades of the twentieth century. The works of Lu Xun and his contemporaries marked the emergence of a modern Chinese literature that reflected its proponents' anxiety for sociocultural change and national salvation, absorbed external influences, and was intended to reach a wide readership. This unit of study highlights works by Lu Xun and other major authors in the context of the intellectual history of the time.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


Classwork (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), other Written assignments, (e.g. discussion report) (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), oral assignments, (e.g. presentation plus discussion leadership) (20%)

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(12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in ICLS)

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