Tina Lu

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Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures; Chair, East Asian Languages & Literatures
203-432-2867
Address: 
320 York St, Room 307, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Late Imperial Chinese Literature; Chinese Fiction and Drama, 1550-1750
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 319

The Vernacular Short Story in Early Modern China

Introduction to the literary genre huaben, or the vernacular short story. Seventeenth century texts, written in a version of spoken Chinese, provide an unparalleled view of life in early modern China. Discussions of book culture, commercial publication, and the social role of the vernacular.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
EALL 619

The Vernacular Short Story in Early Modern China (Huaben)

This course introduces students to the genre often called huaben, or the vernacular short story. These stories are written in a version of spoken Chinese, and for texts dating from the 17th century are quite easy to read, while providing an unparalleled window onto everyday life. We will be reading a wide range of these stories, in significant volume, and the class will culminate in the student’s writing a final paper.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM