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This course studies important works of modern and contemporary Chinese literature. It explores the development of Chinese poetry and fiction in the twentieth century and beyond. Authors we examine span across both geography and time. They include mainland Chinese and Taiwanese writers. You will be expected to read and analyse their works critically. You will develop understanding of the content, style and context of the literary texts in assessment tasks, and develop your ability to write clearly and analytically about literary works. The lecture and discussion will be in Chinese, but you can choose to read the original Chinese texts with translations, and to present and write in either Chinese or English.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: ARTS2452 or ARTS3451 or ARTS3452 or ARTS3453 or ARTS3454 or language placement approval

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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