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EALL 619 01 (24395) /EALL319
The Vernacular Short Story in Early Modern China (Huaben)
Tina Lu
W 3.30-5.20 HGS 312
Spring 2017 
This course introduces students to the genre often called huaben, or the vernacular short story. These stories are written in a version of spoken Chinese, and for texts dating from the 17th century are quite easy to read, while providing an unparalleled window onto everyday life. We will be reading a wide range of these stories, in significant volume, and the class will culminate in the student's writing a final paper.