Reading: Leo Lee, "On the Margins of the Chinese Discourse,"
in The Living Tree Han Shaogong, "Pa Pa Pa" from his Homecoming?
and Other Stories Zhaxi Dawa, "Souls Tied to the Knots on a
Leather Cord" Shi Tiesheng, "Like and Banjo String"
Zhang Chengzhi, "The Nine Palaces" (all three from Jeanne
Tai ed., Spring Bamboo: A Collection of Contemporary Chinese Stories )
Oct.15: first paper due
|Week 5 (Oct. 15-17): Film of the Fifth Generation
and Experimental Fiction|
Mo Yan (tr. Howard Goldblatt), Red Sorghum (entire) Mayfair
Yang, "An Interview with Chinese director Zhang Yimou" (from Public
Culture) Yu Hua, "One Kind of Reality" (from David Wang
ed., Running Wild: New Chinese Writers
Zhang Yimou's "Red Sorghum"
|Week 6 (Oct. 22-24): Nativism in Taiwan Literature|
Wang Zhenhe, "An Oxcart for a Dowry," in Joseph Lau and
Howard Goldblatt eds., The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature
Chen Ying-chen, "Night Freight" (from Joseph Lau ed.,
The Unbroken Chain) Pinghui Liao, "Rewriting Taiwanese National
History: The February 28 Incident as Spectacle" (from Public Culture)
Hou Hsiao-hsien's "City of Sadness"
|Week 7 (Oct. 29-31): Feminism and Sexuality|
Li Ang, "Flower Season," "A Love Letter Never Sent"
(from The Butcher's Wife, tr.
Howard Goldblatt) Zhu Tianwen, "Fin-de-sicle Splendor"
(from Joseph Lau and Howard Goldblatt eds.,
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature) Hsi Hsi,
"A Girl Like Me" (from Ann Carver and Sung-sheng Chang ed., Bamboo
Shoots After the Rain )
Tsai Ming-liang's "Vive l'Amour"
|Midterm: Oct. 31|