Midterm - Chinese 241 Study Guide for the Midterm Exam...

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Chinese 241 Study Guide for the Midterm Exam Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 9:30—10:45 am Midterm Exam The exam is worth 100 points or 30% of course grade. The exam will consist of 8-10 short questions. Study Guide This is meant to be helpful in your preparation for the midterm exam. It should only reinforce your learning; it is not a substitute for readings, handouts, and lecture notes. Important Topics and Concepts 1. Liang Qichao and new fiction: the didactic role of fiction and its positive political and moral consequences 2. “Repressed modernities:” the nascent creativity that appeared within the Chinese literary tradition as it ran out of energy in the mid-19 th century; the psychological and ideological mechanisms that manipulate the way writers think and talk about modern; a rethinking of literary history 3. The May-Fourth Movement: the Literary Research Association vs. the Creation Society 4. The Travels of Lao Can a) Preface: weeping b) The structure of the novel c) The description of the ship and its symbolic meanings
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