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EALL 319 01 (23140) /EALL619
The Vernacular Short Story in Early Modern China
Tina Lu
W 3.30-5.20 HGS 312
Spring 2017 
Final exam scheduled (Group 37) 05/07/2017 S 7.00p
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

Introduction to the literary genre huaben, or the vernacular short story. Seventeenth century texts, written in a version of spoken Chinese, provide an unparalleled view of life in early modern China. Discussions of book culture, commercial publication, and the social role of the vernacular.  

ability to read modern Chinese (L5).