May 12, 2014
Lecture #1 Introduction
What is literature?
Writers reflecting on and portraying contemporary issues using their cultural and
social vernacular, etc.
How can literature maintain its authority, importance, and urgency in
May 14, 2014
Lecture #2 Revolution and Form: Towards a New Culture
*Chinese versions of the texts are available at Cheng Yu Teng Library
Texts for this lecture (Liang, Chen, Hu Shi) were foundational documents
projecting what modern literature could be i
Late Qing to May Fourth
EAS 284 H1S 2013
Late Qing to May Fourth
1898 Kang-Liang Reform
1902 Qing Curriculum Reform
1898 1917 The surge of cultural
1840-1860s Opium Wars
June 9, 2014
Lecture #9 Articulations of the Sinophone: The Literature of Taiwan
Sinophone= broadly speaking, Chinese literature outside of mainland China
(global Chinese-speaking communities)
The Orphan of Asia: The Colonial History of Taiwan in the 20 t
on April 10 at the front Desk of East Asian Studies (Robarts
24 installments in journal at rst
1939 single volume edition
by 1950, already many foreign languages translation
committed suicide in Cultural Revolution
A teacher of Chinese
language teacher in primary and high school
Liang Qichao, On the relationship between ction and the government of the people,
Chen Duxiu, On Literary Revolution, in MCLT.
Hu Shi, Some Modest Proposals for the Reform of Literature, in MCLT.
Dening Socialist Realism
feudalism? (in record! very very important)
in Chinese content is not same as Feudalism"
The Hurricane 1949 by Zhou Libo Libo - Liberty
Narrativ(s) - "pouring out bitt
From Literature Revolution to Revolutionary Literature
The Yanan Talk and the Role of the Intellectuals
The Conundrum of Revolutionary Literature: Ding Ling as a Case
Chinese Literary Revolution(s)?
Liang Qichao, 1902, On the Relationship bet
Han Shao Gong (continuing)
language - literature
- Why allow language to take over?
- What does literature do?
- What does modern Chinese literature do?
listen to the record:
some time is not a concrete concert,
for example, Science
-Word - World
Li Tuo (critic)
CR has just ended. Extremely rigid literary doctrines are still restrictive to the development of
literature. e.g. literature and art in service of politics, literature will have to prater typical characters
in typical circumstances, as we
June 4, 2014
Lecture #8 Towards Mass Literature: War, Writing, and Aesthetic Mobilization
Textual engagement and sensitivity to HOW the author develops symbols?
How themes are produced through formal elements
Was born in Hulan c
June 11, 2014
Lecture #10 Articulations of the Sinophone #2: The Literature of Hong Kong
Articulations of the Sinophone
Shu-Mei Shih The term ethnic Chinese is a serious misnomer, since the
Chinese nationality should designate not one but fifty-six ethni
May 28, 2014
What is Modernism?
In the West, modernism is a label for the dominant tendency of 20 th century
literature and art, as opposed to romanticism, realism, or neo-classicism
When we think of the emergence of Chinese modernism, let s
June 2, 2014
Lecture #7 Conflicts of Modernity: Details of Everyday Life
Zhang Ailing Haunted characters and portrayals of a lost, decadent China
Golden Cangue (Zhang Ailing did the translation for this story she wrote two
versions of it) dizzying literar
May 26, 2014
Lecture #5 Literature and Social Revolution
* paste the reading responses!
* Read Shi Zhicun stories for Wednesday
An issue from the reading responses: reading totalizing critique
Should we accepted the critique that May Fourth writers such
May 23, 2014
Lecture #4 The Emancipation of the Gendered Individual
The New Woman and Modern Chinese History
It is precisely due to the contributions of women writers that we are able to know
the New Woman who is now being created
o Major aspect of natio
May 21, 2014
Lecture #3 Writing the Local, Writing the National
Jameson reads Lu Xuns stories in an attempt to define third-world literature
o Jameson is one of the most important Marxist cultural historian/theorist
o Influential in trying to build a mode
1~Components of New Culture
(Continued discussion for W2s reading)
1~ Components of
the New Literature /Culture
2~ Scholarly Views
3~ Pioneers of the New Culture
1~Components New Culture cont.
~ In the New Cultural movement, literature
Introduction: On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem
Author(s): Rey Chow
Source: boundary 2, Vol. 25, No. 3, Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies in the Age of
Theory: Reimagining a Field (Autumn, 1998), pp. 1-24
Published by: Duke University Pre