This course is mainly about the features, processing, form changing, baisc types, form-pronouciation-meaning relations of the Chinese characters.We`ll introduce the original form and meaning of about 500 characters in common use.And the relevant research history is also invovled.
This course is focused on basic concepts, theories and research methods on comparative literature, including:influence-reception theory, sino-foreign literature relations, comparative poetics, etc.
Contemporary Chinese Literature
This course is aimed to systematically introduce the development of Chinese contemporary literature, important works and writers since 1949.
History of Oriental Literature
History of Western Literature
Through the reading of canonical works of western literature, the course aims at familiarizing students with the general trajectory of western literature from ancient Greece to the 20th-century, and with some important literary texts. Works that students are required to read include, among others, the Homeric epics, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Confessions by St. Augustine, King Lear by Shakespeare, Don Quixote by Cervantes and Madame Bovary by Flaubert.
This course introduces the basic knowledge of phonetics, lexicology, graphology and grammar of Modern Chinese.
History of Chinese Literature
This course is an overview of Chinese Literature history
History of World Literature
This course is an overview of world literature history, including europe, u.s and japan.
Introduction to Linguistics
This course is designed to provide basic concepts and theories of Linguistics, and methods of linguistic analysis. The textbook is Yuyanxue Gangyao (Introduction to Linguistics) by Ye Feisheng and Xu Tongqiang. Students will learn basic knowledge of Linguistic systematically, getting familiar with the principles of linguistic structure, linguistic change, the nature of writing systems, and the relationship between language and society.
Through studying the ancient Chinese, the basic aim of the course is to cultivate and improve the students’ ability of reading documents written in ancient Chinese, which helps to found the essential basis of learning and studying knowledge in ancient Chinese linguistic, literature, history, philosophy and so on further, and inheriting our excellent culture better.
Aesthetics of Literature and Art
By a recapitulation of the academic history of China’s aesthetics of literature and art study, the course is designed to analyze and apprehend the logical starting point and ethical end of ALA. With our attempt to stand on the vintage point of today’s aesthetics study front line, we also endeavor to assimilate the last achievement of relevant deciplines as well as rising technologies, and to connect the artistic aesthetic activity with the aesthetic becoming of human beings. Meanwhile, the course is also dedicated to analyze the situation of China’s contemporary literature and art, to keep eyes on those theoretical and practical subjects with pragmatic significance, therefore to encourage the positive interactions between the actual artistic and literary creation and its theoretical building.
This course is focused on the basic contents of Chinese ancient texts, such as the implication evolution of the word "MuLu", the devolopment of methods of classification ,the functions of Chinese bibliography, and so on.
Chinese Cultural Geography
This course is to be aimed to discuss the distribution, change and diffusion of all sorts of cultural phenomena, and also the relevant regular patterns. We hope this course could help foreign students systematically know about the natural basis of Chinese human geography, Chinese population, folk custom, nationalities, religions, languages, etc, and get a big picture of culture and society of China.
Chinese Literature in English Translation
The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to write and talk in English about Chinese literature. The syllabus is arranged so that we will look at Chinese literature dynasty by dynasty. Students may also select a special topic related to Chinese literature that will be the focus of their assignments. This course will have weekly oral and written reports.
History of Chinese Literary Criticism
Chinese literary theory will be taught. Chinese literary theory’s changes､literary tradition､theoretical characteristics and contemporary values will be taught to students. By means of teasing Chinese literary theory ’s development and concept, Chinese literary theory’s valuable experience to improve the learner’s level and ability to appreciate literary theory.
History of Classical Chinese Literature
Understanding the subject nature of literary history , the basic characteristics of Chinese ancient literary history and the general development trend of the literature.
History of Modern Chinese Literature
The course focuses on the development of New Literature from May Fourth to 1949, examining the "modernization of literature” corresponding to the transform of Chinese society. The significant writers will cover half of the course. Ten of them will be introduced in single class, such as Lu Xun, Guo Moruo, Mao Dun, Ba Jin, Lao She, Cao Yu, Shen Congwen, Ai Qing, Zhang Ailing, Zhao Shuli, etc. And fifteen other famous writers will be dedicated one class hour as well.
History of Western Literary Theory
This course is focused on the historical changes of European and American literary theory from Ancient Greece to the late 20th century. Important theorists and theoretical schools will be introduced on the basis of the comb logic context, so that students can understand and master the evolution of relevant Western literary theory.
Introduction to Ancient Chinese Texts
This course is aimed to introduce several classic texts from Jing, Shi, Zi and Ji, focused on their compilation, editions, spreading and annotation condition.
Introduction to Folk Literature
Folk literature, unlike written literature, is a special literary style carried by oral language which plays a irreplaceable role in daily life. This course gives a overview of the basic theories of folk literature, as well as the classical oral literary works popular with various social classes.