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 offers 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.
All students will meet in small groups once a week with the teacher outside of the regular classes.Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites: At least one term of college-level Chinese.
Course Level: 4000-level
T/F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Chinese , Hybrid In-Person and Remote
Tags: Writing , reading , literature , discussion , speaking , listening , texts analysis , social issues