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Chinese Love Stories

E ASIAN 55 (4.0 units)Session I

What is love? Is Love hard-wired or socially constructed? Is love personal or universal? Why is love so important to our understanding of ourselves and our culture and society? This course offers an inquiry into the rich Chinese tradition of literary narrative on love/passion so as to guide students to develop a deeper understanding of the above questions/intellectual debates. By probing the cultural, religious, gender, and sociological significance of Chinese love stories and romances, this course sketches a historiographical contour of Chinese people’s romantic emotion as it is continuously experienced, expressed, perceived, and imagined in literary writings. As our discussion goes, students will also be able to acquire a brief understanding of the dynamics among Chinese individual, family, society, and state in emotive terms. Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times as topics vary. (IV, VIII)

Instructor(s) Ma, X.
Schedule MW 1:00 - 3:50pm, Humanities Hall 226
Units 4.0
Course Code 23020
UC Undergraduate (per unit) $ 279.00
UC Graduate (per unit) $ 349.00
Visitor (per unit) $ 349.00
Note(s) None