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EALL 510 01 (22364) /EALL210/LITR172
Man and Nature in Chinese Literature
Kang-i Sun Chang
TTh 1.00-2.15 HGS 312
Spring 2017 
 
An exploration of man and nature in traditional Chinese literature, with special attention to aesthetic and cultural meanings. Topics include the concept of nature and literature; Neo-Daoist self-cultivation; poetry and Zen (Chan) Buddhism; travel in literature; loss, lament, and self-reflection in song lyrics; nature and the supernatural in classical tales; love and allusions to nature; religious pilgrimage and allegory.

All readings in translation; no knowledge of Chinese required. Some Chinese texts provided for students who read Chinese.