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as of 12/12/2017

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND AMERICAN FICTION IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: China - Peking University, Beijing - 'Peking Univ.'
UC Course SubjectChinese
Comparative Literature
Number & Suffix: 134
Full UC Title: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND AMERICAN FICTION IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 
Transcript Title: CHIN & AMER FICTION 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides a solid understanding of post-war American novels—their historical background, style of writing, and some recurrent themes. The American writers discussed in the course include Kurt Vonnegut, Jerzy Kosinski, John Barth, Ishmael Reed, E. L. Doctorow, Don Delillo, and Robert Coover. The course also surveys contemporary Chinese novels, with a focus on works since the 1980s, the core writers include Mo Yan, Yu Hua, Su Tong, Ye Zhaoyan, Wang Xiaobo, and Yang Xianhui, who have adopted a similar way of writing characterized by the use of metafictional skill and parody, the blending of historical fact and fiction, the fusion of generic boundaries, etc. The course also explores, from a comparative perspective, such themes as war, trauma, ideological interventions, the writing and rewriting of history, etc. Assessment: Class participation/discussion/presentation (30%), exam (30%), paper (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
Chinese
 
Partner Title: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND AMERICAN FICTION IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 
Partner University Department: Foreign Languages 
Partner University Course Number: 03834240