EAS366H1: Lovers and Madmen in Chinese Literature

Hours: 
24L

A thematic introduction to some of China's major literary texts by taking as our guide the lover and the madman as both writer and subject. We use the idea of lover and madman to explore issues such as social and behavioral boundaries, desire, violence, narrative compulsion, and the re-imagination of tradition.

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Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)