Literary Modernities in East Asia: The Interplay of Tradition, Modernity, & Empire: Text & Tradition

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 307B

This course will explore the complex forces at work in the emergence of modern East Asia through a selection of primarily Chinese and Japanese literary texts. How was modernity perceived at the turn of the 19th century? How did the advancement of the West complicate this perception? Considering a variety of genres from literary to popular, we will chart the course of modern expressions and concerns in primarily the Japanese and Sinophone worlds of the late 19th - mid-20th centuries.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section 01

Literary Modernities in East Asia: The Interplay of Tradition, Modernity, & Empire: Text & Tradition
INSTRUCTOR: Copeland
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