Kang-I Chang

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Malcolm G. Chace '56 Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
On leave: 
Spring 2019
203-432-2865
Address: 
320 York St, Room 306, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Classical Chinese Literature; Women Writers of Traditional China; Comparative Studies of Poetry; Literary Criticism; Gender Studies; Hermeneutics; Cultural Theory/Aesthetics
Region: 
China

Courses

EALL 211, LITR 174, WGSS 405

Women and Literature in Traditional China

A study of major women writers in traditional China, as well as representations of women by male authors. The power of women’s writing; women and material culture; women in exile; courtesans; Taoist and Buddhist nuns; widow poets; cross-dressing women; the female body and its metaphors; footbinding; notions of love and death; the aesthetics of illness; women and revolution; poetry clubs; the function of memory in women’s literature; problems of gender and genre.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T, Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 302

Readings in Classical Chinese Prose

Close reading of classical Chinese texts (wenyan) primarily from late Imperial China. A selection of formal and informal prose, including memoirs, sanwen essays, classical tales, biographies, and autobiographies. Focus on cultural and historical contexts, with attention to reception in China and in some cases in Korea and Japan. Questions concerning readership and governmental censorship, function of literature, history and fictionality, memory and writing, and the aesthetics of qing (emotion).

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 511

Women and Literature in Traditional China

This course focuses on major women writers in traditional China, as well as representations of women by male authors. Topics include the power of women’s writing; women and material culture; women in exile; courtesans; Taoist and Buddhist nuns; widow poets; the cross-dressing women; the female body and its metaphors; foot binding and its implications; women’s notion of love and death; the aesthetic of illness; women and revolution; women’s poetry clubs; the function of memory in women’s literature; problems of gender and genre.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T, Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 602

Readings in Classical Chinese Prose

Close reading of classical Chinese texts (wenyan) primarily from late Imperial China. A selection of formal and informal prose, including memoirs, sanwen essays, classical tales, biographies, and autobiographies. Focus on cultural and historical contexts, with attention to reception in China and in some cases in Korea and Japan. Questions concerning readership and governmental censorship, function of literature, history and fictionality, memory and writing, and the aesthetics of qing (emotion).

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM