Contemporary Chinese Poetry (CHI4216.01)

Ginger Lin

While the language of classical Chinese poetry is practically inaccessible to even today’s native speakers of Chinese, the poetry of the five contemporary poets studied in this course is written in the vernacular and serves as a rich source of authentic texts for this course, which integrates language learning with poetry study. The five poets, all born after 1980, each offer a unique perspective into the changing society and culture of modern China. Each lesson or two, students will receive a packet with poems and information on the poet along with a vocabulary list, and grammar worksheets. Through reading and discussing these poets as well as writing their own poems in Chinese, students will gain insights into the changing culture of modern China, while building on their competencies in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Mandarin Chinese.

Prerequisites: at least one term at the college level. For registration, contact the teacher via email.
Credits: 4
M 8:00am - 9:50am; W 8:00am - 9:50am; Th 8:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 16
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Chinese, Four Credit, Ginger Lin, Languages, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings.