Tina Lu

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


EALL 200, CHNS 200, HUMS 270

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. Students enrolled in CHNS 200 join a weekly Mandarin-language discussion section.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
EALL 304

Li Yu (1610-1680): Playwright, Storyteller, Pornographer

Students read across the complete works of this major seventeenth-century figure. Li Yu was a short story writer, a playwright, a literary critic, an essayist, and a pornographer. Each week we read a substantial amount of Li Yu’s writings to better understand his corpus as a whole and also as a window onto seventeenth-century culture.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM