中国古典诗词课程详细信息

课程号 30340059 学分 2
英文名称 Classical Chinese Poetry
先修课程 Some basic knowledge of Chinese is preferable, but not mandatory.
中文简介 本课程为英文授课。
英文简介 As a time-honored genre, poetry enjoyed an unrivalled status in classical Chinese literature. This course offers a survey of classical Chinese poetry by studying its evolution from about the 11th century B.C to the 12th century AD, when poetry had almost passed the zenith of its development. We shall study its two major forms — Shi poetry & Ci poetry (song lyrics) — and examine their various modes by focusing on the most representative works in history, particularly by ten major poets, with due attention to their distinctive life experience and the cultural context of each poem. By the end of the term, students will be enabled to cultivate their capacity for independent appreciation and to catch a glimpse of the breadth, depth and wealth of classical Chinese poetry.  
This is a lecture/seminar-combined class. On class days, when a new genre or poet is being introduced, I will introduce at the very beginning some relevant historical and cultural background information, followed by students’ discussion. Generally, we focus on one genre/poet for each session. All the study materials will be in English. I shall find the best translations available, sometimes along with the Chinese original and relevant audio readings. We shall also read some poems by non-Chinese poets, such as Coleridge, Browning, Dickinson, Frost, Bishop, Szymborska, etc. We believe such comparative lens will help us discern both the merits as well as the weaknesses of Chinese poetry. Students are required to read the assignments (including poems and essays) in advance and come to class fully prepared for discussion.
开课院系 教务部
通选课领域  
是否属于艺术与美育
平台课性质  
平台课类型  
授课语言 英文
教材
参考书
教学大纲 Lecture & Seminar
Syllabus
Week 1
Session I:   Introduction; Book of Songs: the Fountainhead
Session II:  Qu Yuan — the Father of Chinese Poetry
Session III:  Music Bureau — Folk Songs and Ballads

Week 2
Session IV:  Cao Zhi — the Frustrated Prince
Session V:  Tao Yuanming — the Voluntary Hermit
Session IV:  Wang Wei — the Poet and Painter

Week 3
Session V:   Li Bai — the Banished Immortal
Session VI:  Du Fu — the Sage of Poetry
Session VII:  Bai Juyi — the Empathetic Campaigner  

Week 4
Session X:   Li Yu — the Exiled Emperor
Session XI:  Su Shi — the Founder of Heroic Abandon
Session XII:  Li Qingzhao — the Master of Delicate Restraint; Summary

TEXTBOOK:
Mei, Shenyou, ed. Classical Chinese Poetry. (not published, distributed in the first session)

SUGGESTED READINGS:
The following is a list of books which I find the most readable, composed mainly of poetry anthologies and monographs on the art of poetry. No need to purchase. I will excerpt, as needed, some sections or chapters as our study materials.
Cai, Zong-qi. How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology. Columbia University Press, 2008.    
Chang, Kang-i Sun. The evolution of Chinese tz`u poetry: from late T`ang to Northern Sung. Princeton University Press, c1980.
Chang, Kang-i Sun, and Stephen Owen, eds. The Cambridge history of Chinese literature(v.1). Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Liu, James J. Y. The Art of Chinese Poetry. University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Minford, John &Joseph S.M.Lau, eds. Classical Chinese Literature: Volume I: From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty. Columbia University Press, 2000.

Owen, Stephen. An Anthology of Chinese literature: beginnings to 1911. W.W. Norton, 1996.
Watson, Burton. Chinese lyricism: Shih poetry from the second to the twelfth century. Columbia University Press,1971.
Watson, Burton, trans. The Columbia book of Chinese poetry: from early times to the thirteenth century. Columbia University Press, 1984.
Weinberger, Eliot, ed. The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. New Directions, 2004.
Xu, Yuan-chong, trans. Song of the immortals: an anthology of classical Chinese poetry. New World Press, 1994.
Yip, Wai-lim. Chinese Poetry: An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres. Duke University Press, 2004.
1. Punctual Attendance (10%)
2. Class Presentation (20%)
3. Class Discussion (20%)
3. Final Essay (50%)
1. Punctual Attendance (10%)
2. Class Presentation (20%)
3. Class Discussion (20%)
3. Final Essay (50%)
教学评估 梅申友:
学年度学期:16-17-3,课程班:中国古典诗词1,课程推荐得分:3.75,教师推荐得分:4.38,课程得分分数段:80-85;
学年度学期:17-18-3,课程班:中国古典诗词1,课程推荐得分:null,教师推荐得分:null,课程得分分数段:80及以下;