ASIAN 1113

ASIAN 1113

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

In this course we will read Chinese jueju (four-line poems), Japanese Haiku, the aphorisms of Chinese philosophy (from the books like the Analects and the Dao De Jing), as well as contemporary poetry and short literature from Twitter and Weibo.  Our goal will be to think about how language is shaped and compressed into chunks, usually sentences that are simultaneously swift, transformative, and beautiful.  We will write analytical and interpretive essays about short texts, do research into the contexts of traditional and contemporary short literature, and compose lots and lots of thesis statements, tweets and status updates.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18196 ASIAN 1113   SEM 101

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