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EALL 530 01 (24393) /EALL230/HUMS269
Poetry & Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse
Lucas Bender
M 2.30-4.30 HGS 312
Spring 2017 
Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. All readings are in English.