CAH3136 - Selected Readings in Chinese Women Literature

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course offers an overview of the historical development of Chinese women’s literature from the Qin-Han periods to contemporary China.  Students will explore different kinds of primary sources such as poetry, lyrics, fictions, dramas, essays, autobiographies and biographies authored by the most representative and well-known women writers. Students will also examine how women portrayed themselves in terms of gender, sexuality, social class, power, family, and material culture.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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