This subject examines developments in modern Chinese literature from the Literary Revolution to the present with a focus on the contemporary period. Students will be encouraged to use digital technologies to facilitate reading comprehension in Chinese. By the end of the subject students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in modern Chinese literature since the Literary Revolution and of popular literature in Contemporary China. They should significantly improve their skills in reading comprehension and cultural analysis of Chinese texts.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
develop an appreciation of the key literary masterpieces of modern Chinese literature within their socio-political context; develop foundational skills in reading literary texts in Chinese; engage with critical issues in the role of politics and ideology in contemporary Chinese intellectual life; develop further written communication skills through essay writing; acquire time management and planning skills through the management and organisation of workloads for assessment completion.