Lucas Bender

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
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Areas of interest : 
Early and Medieval Chinese Literature; Chinese Intellectual and Religious Life
Region: 
China

Courses

EALL 200

The Chinese Tradition

An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century. Close study of textual and visual primary sources, with attention to their historical and cultural backdrops.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
EALL 230, HUMS 269

Poetry and Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse

Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. 

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: M 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
EALL 301

Ancient and Medieval Chinese Poetry

Readings in ancient and middle-period Chinese poetry, from the beginnings of the tradition through the Song dynasty. 

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: T 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM
EALL 530

Poetry & Ethics Amidst Imperial Collapse

Du Fu has for the last millennium been considered China’s greatest poet. Close study of nearly one-sixth of his complete works, contextualized by selections from the tradition that defined the art in his age. Exploration of the roles literature plays in interpreting human lives and the ways different traditional forms shape different ethical orientation. Poetry as a vehicle for moral reflection. 

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: M 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
EALL 601

Ancient and Medieval Chinese Poetry

Readings in ancient and middle-period Chinese poetry, from the beginnings of the tradition through the Song dynasty.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: T 2:30 PM - 4:20 PM