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Chinese Language and Literature

1. Program Description

The undergraduate program of Chinese Language and Literature aims to cultivate talents with a systematic and solid theoretical knowledge of Chinese Language and Literature. The students need to learn the basic theory, development history, research status and other aspects of professional knowledge. Graduate students ought to have the ability to independently carry on the creation of literary works and the language investigation and analysis, which can be used in the teaching and research work in the field of Chinese Language and Literature. Through the systematic training of the professional and related training direction, students are supposed to be professionals with good humanistic quality, solid professional knowledge, perfect knowledge structure, the highlighted sense of innovation and strong scientific research ability. Graduates are expected to be able to apply the professional knowledge to the actual work closely related to the Chinese language and literature.

2. Program Duration and Credit

This is a four-year undergraduate program, which can be completed within a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years.

A total of 152 credits are required upon the completion of the program.

3. Curriculum

Three modules of courses are offered for the program: Basic Curriculum, Essential Curriculum, and Elective Curriculum. The Basic and Essential curricula are compulsary for a Bachelor’s degree.

The Elective Curriculum in the list includes extended disciplinary courses offered by the school into which an individual student is admitted, as well as cross disciplinary courses offered by other schools. Students can choose the extended and cross disciplinary courses according to their personal interests and career plans; however, credits should be approved by the School.

(1)Basic Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100501012101

Writing Training A(Ⅰ)

3

1

Including 1 practice credit

100501012102

Writing Training A(Ⅱ)

3

2

Including 1 practice credit

100501012103

 Contemporary Chinese(Ⅰ)

3

1

 

100501012104

 Contemporary Chinese(Ⅱ)

3

2

 

100501012105

Ancient Chinese(Ⅰ)

3

3

 

100501012106

Ancient Chinese(Ⅱ)

3

4

 

100501012107

Introduction to Majors of School of Chinese Language and Culture

2

1

 

100501012201

History of Chinese Modern Literature(Ⅰ)

3

3

 

100501012202

History of Chinese Modern Literature(Ⅱ)

3

4

 

100501012203

The Theory of Literature(Ⅰ)

2

3

 

100501012204

The Theory of Literature(Ⅱ)

2

4

 

 

(2)Essential Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100501013001

Selections of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature

3

2

 

100501013002

History of Foreign Literature(Ⅰ)

3

5

 

100501013003

History of Foreign Literature(Ⅱ)

3

6

 

100501013004

History of Chinese Contemporary Literature

3

5

 

100501013005

Course of General Linguistics

3

5

 

100501013006

History of the West Aesthetics

2

6

 

100501013007

Aesthetics

2

5

 

100501013008

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅰ)

3

1

 

100501013009

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅱ)

3

2

 

100501013010

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅲ)

3

3

 

100501013011

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅳ)

3

4

 

100501013012

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅴ)

3

5

 

100501013013

Ancient Chinese Literature(Ⅶ)

3

6

 

100501013014

Graduation Practice

2

8

practice course

100501013015

Graduation Thesis

4

8

practice course

 

(3)Elective Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100501014001

The Historical Phonology of Chinese

2

5

 

100501014002

The Chinese Exegetics

2

3

 

100501014003

The History of Chinese Linguistics

2

4

 

100501014004

Ancient Chinese Lexicology

2

5

 

100501014005

Sociolinguistics

2

3

 

100501014006

Phonetics and Experimental Phonetics

2

6

Including 1 practice credit

100501014007

Rhetoric

2

2

 

100501014008

Mandarin Chinese Grammar

2

3

 

100501014009

Pragmatics

2

6

 

100501014010

Dunhuang Study

2

6

 

100501014011

Study on Hongloumeng

2

6

 

100501014012

Guidance reading about Chinese antiquity-masterpiece

2

5

 

100501014013

Studies on Ci Poetry in Tang and Song Dynasty

2

3

 

100501014014

The guide to classic fictions of Ming and Qing dynasty

2

5

 

100501014080

Research on Qing Ci

2

4

 

100501014015

The History of Chinese Ancient Dramas

2

5

 

100501014017

Highlights of Pre-Qin Philosophy

2

5

 

100501014018

Traditional Chinese Thought and Culture

2

4

 

100501014019

Children’s Literature

2

4

 

100501014020

Studies of Lu Xun

2

3

 

100501014021

Biblical Literature

2

5

 

100501014022

Chinese Modern and Contemporary  Canonized writers

2

6

 

100501014023

Western Literature of 20th Century

2

7

 

100501014024

The study of Foreign Female Novels

2

7

 

100501014025

Introduction to Comparative Literature

2

6

 

100501014026

History of Ancient Chinese Literary Criticism

2

6

 

100501014027

Aesthetics: Classic readings from the western tradition

2

6

 

100501014028

An introduction to Chinese art

2

7

 

100501014029

The special topics on Chinese esthetics thought

2

6

 

100501014030

Monographic Study of the West  Aesthetics

2

6

 

100501014031

The practice of prose creation

 

2

3

Including 1 practice credit

100501014032

Sense of Art and Aesthetic Criticism

2

4

 

100501014033

Writing of Literature Comments

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100501014034

Essay-type Writing

2

6

Including 1 practice credit

100501014035

The practice of short story writing

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100501014036

Practical classical writing preliminary

2

6

Including 1 practice credit

100501014037

Studio adaptation of the Literature

2

7

Including 1 practice credit

100501014038

Middle school the Chinese research of teaching material

2

4

 

100501014039

Chinese Reference Books and Document Retrieval

2

2

 

100501014040

The Study of Middle Chinese and a Selection of the Readings for this Course

2

5

 

100501014041

Introduction to Chinese culture

2

3

 

100501014042

Modern Office Technology

2

7

 

100501014043

Chinese Dialectology

3

5

 

100501014044

Network Technology and Resource Retrieval

2

6

 

4. Core Courses and Introductions

100501012103   Contemporary Chinese   (6 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

This course includes six parts: the introduction, modern Chinese phonetics, modern Chinese characters, modern Chinese lexicology, modern Chinese grammar, modern Chinese pragmatics.

“The introduction " introduces the connotation and extension of modern Chinese, the history and characteristics of modern Chinese, the properties, content and tasks of the course. From phonemes, initials, finals, tones of modem Chinese phonetic element, the phonetics describes the characteristics, structure rules, speech sound-altering and prosodic composition and characteristics. Part of modern Chinese lexicology explains the ontology system, the source system and idiom system. Part of grammar interpretations the internal structure of regularity and external function attributes of modern Chinese morpheme, words, phrases, sentences etc. Pragmatics part analyzes the pragmatic rules of modern Chinese.

100501012105    Ancient Chinese   (6 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The course aims to develop and improve students' ability to read ancient classical works by means of ancient Chinese knowledge, to enable students to use tools to read the classical Chinese which with difficulty in general and  no modern annotation and punctuation, to cultivate students' correct analysis and teaching of classical Chinese works, help students to master the basic methods of classical Chinese teaching, to grasp the basic knowledge of ancient Chinese solidly and comprehensively, and deepen the understanding of modern Chinese.

The course is composed of ancient Chinese knowledge, anthology and conmmon vocabulary. Knowledge of ancient Chinese focuses on introduction, commonly used tool, text, vocabulary, grammar and annotation of ancient books, rhetoric and ancient Chinese punctuation and translation, etc. Anthology includes about 45 ancient literature works, based on classical works of pre-Qin and Han Dynasties. The part of common words teaching the usage of about 400 commonly used words.

100501012201   History of Chinese Modern Literature  (6 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The course aims to understand the development process and characteristics of modern Chinese literature since the May 4th movement, to understand the various periods of important writers, classical works, literary thought, literary movement, literary criticism and the basic situation of the development of literary creation, and the main achievement and experience of modern Chinese literature.

This course presents the progress and characteristic of Chinese modern literature (1917-1949), discusses the occurrence and development of the Movement of May 4th in the 1920s , the left-wing literature and humanism literature in the 1930s , and the literature created in liberated area , the area governed by KMT and the occupied area in the 1940s, introduces the literary trend, literature movement, literature criticism and literature creation (different stylistic practice) , analyses and evaluates the important writers and writings from the angle of Marxism and aestheticism ,and summarizes main significance and achievement of Chinese modern literature .

100501012203   The Theory of Literature   (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

This course can motivate students to think comprehensively, analyze rationally and research independently.  Students’ ability to comprehend text, appreciate literature and reflect on aesthetics will be cultivated. Their potential and intelligence of interpreting literature, attainment of understanding literature and cultural phenomena will be enhanced.

Students will be required to acquire the basic concepts and the specific propositions of theory of literature. The course will cover the characteristics of literature activities, the origins and evolution of the basic concepts, the present construction of theory of literature, the research methods of literature and theory of literature. Students will be able to comprehend and generalize the phenomena of literature and aesthetics in the abstract.

100501013002   History of Foreign Literature   (6 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The course is to teach the basic clue and the basic knowledge of the history of European American Literature, improve the ability of analysis and the level of appreciation of the phenomenon of foreign literature, especially the works.

The main content of this course is the review of the general process of the literary history of Europe and the United States, an important literary phenomenon and influential writers and works, to clarify the basic law of the development of foreign literature. Mainly includes: the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, medieval European literature, Renaissance European literature, seventeenth Century European literature, eighteenth Century European literature, nineteenth Century European and American literature. Covered the important literary thoughts and genres including humanism literature, classical literature, literary enlightenment, romanticism literature, criticism realistic literature and naturalism literature, aestheticism, symbol School of literature, etc.

100501013004   History of Chinese Contemporary Literature   (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The course aims to teaching the overall situation and the important works and writers of Chinese contemporary literature in the field of literature current, literary movement and literary creation since 1949 systematically. Enable students to master the development and the basic characteristics of the Chinese contemporary literature.

This course introduces the literature movements, literature trends and literature phenomenon of different periods in the contemporary China including Hong Kong and Taiwan, discusses creations of various styles including novels, essays, poems and dramas, and the achievements of important writers and writings, and reflects the problems and shortcomings of Chinese contemporary literature caused by various reasons. The main task of this course is to summarize and analyses the history of contemporary literature on the basis of historical pectination and text analysis.

100501013005   Course of General Linguistics   (3 cr.)

General linguistics can be defined as the science of language. The most important and immediate subdivisions of the subject are descriptive linguistics, historical linguistics and comparative linguistics.

These different and partial approaches have been called levels of analysis and the statements made about them levels of linguistic statement, including phonetics, semantics, phonology and Grammar. The part of linguistics that deals with material of speech itself is called phonetics. Phonology is concerned with the patterns and organization of languages in terms of the phonetics features and categories involved. Meaning is an attribute not only of language about of all sign and symbol systems, and the study of meaning is called semantics. Grammar is concerned with the patterns and arrangements of units established and organized on criteria other than those referable to phonetic features alone.

100501013007   Aesthetics    (2 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

This program demands that students should grasp the concept and the theses of the aesthetics, comprehend the process and the laws of the aesthetics in light of arts experience, grasp the history of aesthetics and the trend of contemporary aesthetics and aesthetics culture and interpret aesthetic phenomena according to the theory of aesthetics.

Students will be required to acquire the history of aesthetics, aesthetic pattern, aesthetic experience, aesthetic psychology, and grasp the process of aesthetic in light of literature and art, understand the complex relationship between aesthetics and life, know the theory of aesthetic culture and interpret the phenomena of the aesthetic culture.

100501013008   Ancient Chinese Literature   (18 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The purpose of this program is to guide the students to comprehend the evolution, historical process and the rule of the development of ancient Chinese literature, let them acquire systematic knowledge of the representative writers, masterpieces, creation ideas, literary trends, themes and subjects, literary skills and styles, etc. In order to increase their cognition of ancient Chinese history and culture, to optimize their knowledge structure, to enhance their interests and capability of academic research.

This course mainly represents the development of literature in different stages in the history of China. The contents include the historical background of those stages, the track of the development of literary styles, the important writers and their works, their literary achievements and historical influences.

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