Taiwan Studies Courses Taught By Professor Tu

Chinese 35: Introduction to Taiwan Literature

Description: Provides basic introduction to the historical background and major writers of Taiwan literature in its development since the 19th century. Topics: sociopolitical and cultural changes, literary trends and writing characteristics from the Japanese colonial period to the present.

 


 

Chinese 106A: Seminar in Chinese Literary Translation 

Designed to introduce various approaches to translation, especially the techniques of translating literary works from Chinese into English. Published translation texts are provided as the main vehicle for the analysis and discussion of translation problems in order to learn and develop practical skills of translation.

 


 

Chinese 115A: Imagism, Haiku, and Chinese Poetry 

A comprehensive study of the nature and principles of the haiku and of classical Chinese poetry, their influence on the western imagists, and the theoretical and experimental achievements of the major imagist poets in the development of modern English poetry. Taught in English.

 


 

Chinese 121: Seminar on Taiwan Literature 

Focus on major issues of Taiwan literature from Japanese occupation (1895-1945) to the present with regard to the interaction of Taiwan's native cultures, China's grand tradition and foreign influences during the historical development.

 


 

Chinese 126A: Advanced Readings in Taiwan Literature

Description: A selection of texts in Chinese by representative authors; literature during the Japanese rule (1895-1945). Designed for advanced students to gain an overall view of achievements of major writers in different genres.

 


 

Chinese 126B: Advanced Readings in Taiwan Literature 

A selection of texts in Chinese by representative authors; works after WW II to the present. Designed for advanced students to gain an overall view of achievements of major writers in different genres.

 


 

Chinese 132A: Special Topics in Classical Chinese Poetry 

Topics focus on major themes in classical poetry with emphasis on Buddhist, Taoist, and symbolist poems in pre-modern period. Readings in Chinese; lectures and discussions in English.

 


 

Chinese 132B: Special Topics in Modern Chinese Poetry 

Topics focus on major trends of modern poetry developed in mainland China and Taiwan with particular attention to romanticism, realism, and modernism after contact with the West. Readings in Chinese, lectures and discussions in English.

 


 

Chinese 138A:  Special Topics in Taiwan Studies - Humanities

Description: A selection of texts in Chinese by representative authors; literature during the Japanese rule (1895-1945). Designed for advanced students to gain an overall view of achievements of major writers in different genres.

 


 

Chinese 138B: Special Topics in Taiwan Studies - Social Science

Description: Special topics in Taiwan studies with respect to historical, economic, political, cultural, and social changes in Taiwan from the period of Japanese rule (1895-1945) to the present. Topics and readings will vary with instructors.