Literature in exile and exile in literature are of all times and places. Chinese examples abound, from antiquity to the present day. What does an exile perspective – theoretical, literary-textual, sociological – tell us about modern Chinese literature and its social, political, and cultural contexts? Is this a ‘Chinese’ story, or is it universal?
familiarity with the broad contours of modern Chinese literature
in-depth understanding of the exile experience in this literature and at large
reflection on the above two points within an area studies framework
development of graduate-level academic skills such as reading and listening critically and analytically; formulating research q uestions; identifying, evaluating and organizing information; oral and written presentation; awareness of methodological, theoretical, and practical issues
The timetable is available on the Asianstudies website
Mode of instruction
Total course load 10 EC x 28 hours = 280 hours
Class sessions (13 X 2 hrs) = 26 h
Preparation (13 x 8) = 104 h
Brief written work (three position papers) = 30 h
Oral presentations (two presentations) = 40 h
Term paper = 80 h
Three brief position papers for a total of 30% of the final mark
Two oral presentations for a total of 30% of the final mark
One term paper for 40% of the total mark
Students may request an oral elucidation of the assessment within 30 days after publication of the grade.
Blackboard will be used for:
Course material, as applicable
The course material is available from the University Library (including a number of items on reserve), and from the World Wide Web. The MCLC Resource Center is an excellent website on modern Chinese literature (https://u.osu.edu/mclc/). Prior to the first class session, students should acquaint themselves with the MCLC literature bibliographies.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in [English])http://hum.leiden.edu/students/study-administration/usis-english.html) and Dutch
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs