SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Humanities
Course NameSelected Reading of Modern Taiwanese Literature
InstructorCHEN PEI-JEAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



課程主題



課程主題

指定閱讀



教學活動

與作業



學習

投入時間



課堂

講授



課程

前後



1



Introduction



Organizational meeting and Introduction

Prepare questions for class



Lecture and Discussion



3



4.5



2



New Literature



Literary movements in the 1920s

Lai Ho. "The 'Steelyard,'" pp. 15-24,

and "Making Trouble," pp. 25-40.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



3



Writings in Japanese



Assimilation policy and Japanese writings

Lung, Ying-tsung. "The Town with the Papaya Trees,"

pp. 27-78.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



4



Modernist writers



Modernist writings in the 1930s

Wu Yung-fu. "Head and Body," pp. 39-50, and

Weng Nao. "A Love Story before Dawn," pp. 13-34.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



5



Liberation and Split



Liberation and Cross-strait issues

Lu Ho-jo. "Bright, Bright Moon-Before the Retrocession," pp. 191-198, and Huang K’o-chuan. "Old Mainlander, for You I Write," pp. 61-68.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



6



Incident of February 28



The 228 incident in literature

Lin Shuang-pu. "The Huang Su Chronicle," pp. 59-66, and Hu, Chang-sung. "The Commander’s Last Spring," pp. 109-142.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



7



White Terror



White Terror in literature

Lee, Chiao. "The Informer," pp. 149-178.

Cheng, Ch’ing-wen. “The White Period,” pp. 18-35.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



8



Reconstructing “Home”



Women’s fictions and new “home”

Chien, Chen. "Mothers," pp. 107-116, and Lin Hai-yin. "Memories of Old Peking,” pp. 19-48.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



9



Reflections on Patriarchal System



Nativist discourses and literature

Li Ang, selections from The Butcher’s Wife, pp. 1-56.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



10



Midterm

Exam



Exam covers class contents week 2-9



In-class exam



3



4.5



11



Nativist Literature



Nativist literature in the 1960-70s

Wang Chen-ho. “An Oxcart for Dowry,” pp. 75-100, and Huang Chun-ming. “A Flower in the Rainy Night,” pp. 195-241.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



12



Leftist and Anti-imperial



Leftist writings

Chen Ying-chen. “The Comedy of Narcissa Tang,” pp. 121-158.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



13



History Revisited



Literature after millennial year

Wu He, Remains of Life, pp. 85-104.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



14



Aboriginal Literature



Canonical aboriginal literature

T’o-pa-ssu, The Last Hunter, pp. 13-36.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



15



Queer Literature



Writing desire and sexuality

Chu Tien-hsin. “Of Butterflies in the Spring Wind,” pp. 69-86, and Chiu Miao-chin. “Letters from Montmartre 11,” pp. 123-134.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



16



Environmental Writings



Ecological and environmental concerns

Liao Hung-chi. “Fish Blood,” pp. 81-86, and Wu Ming-yi. “The The Compass of the Seoul,” pp. 121-132.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



17



Wrap Up



Class reports and conclusionsQuestions and feedbacks. Discussing final projects.



Lecture, Student Presentation and Discussion



3



4.5



18



Final

Exam



Exam covers class contents week 10-17



In-class Exam



3



4.5




 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

  1. Individual presentation                       30%

  2. Class participation                              30%

  3. Midterm exam                                    20%

  4. Final exam                                          20%


Textbook & Reference

  • Journal: Taiwan Literature English Translation Series. US-Taiwan Literature Foundation.

  • Chang, Sung-sheng, Michelle M.-H. Yeh, and Mingru Fan, eds. The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

  • Chang, Sung-sheng, Y. Modernism and the Nativist Resistance: Contemporary Chinese Fiction from Taiwan. Durham: Duke UP, 1993.

  • Shih, Shu-mei, Chien-hsin Tsai, and Brian Bernards, eds. Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.


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