BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Chinese Literature in Translation-Poetry

CHIN 343


$ 564.00

Instructor: Li-Hui Kuo
Credits: 3.00

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All readings in English; topics vary.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Syllabus and Overview of Poetry
Lesson 2: "Shijing"
Lesson 3: “Shijing" (cont.)
Lesson 4: “Chuci"
Lesson 5: “Chuci" (cont.)
Lesson 6: “Han Fu"
Lesson 7: “Han Yuefu"
Lesson 8: From Rhetoric to Realism
Lesson 9: The Poet as Escapist
Lesson 10: Religious Landscapes
Lesson 11: Love and the Courtly Style
Lesson 12: Tang Efflorescence
Lesson 13: Middle Tang and Late Tang

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Chinese poetry provides the best window to the Chinese view of self, society, and the universe. This new course outlines the basic facts of early Chinese poetry (authors, genres, titles) from its beginnings until 1911. It also utilizes basic approaches to analyzing and appreciating literature.

   No Materials required for this course!