Singapore University of Social Sciences

Analysis of Classical Chinese Prose (中国古代散文研究) (MCL507)

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Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

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Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

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Synopsis

中国古代散文研究课程主要讲授三个方面的内容:一、讲授散文理论,包括概念辨析、文体知识、批评理论,以图学生能够掌握古代散文的基本知识;二、简要讲解中国古代散文发展历史,主要集中在唐宋至明清时期,以期能够从历史发展中把握古代散文;三、散文名篇选讲,此为本次授课的重点,通过讲解使学生能够理解唐宋以来的散文经典,掌握古代散文阅读、分析和研究方法,为进一步学习打下基础。本课程为研究生阶段课程,故对理论、概念讲授较细,同时通过对古代名家名篇的讲授以为示范,提升阅读理解能力。需要学生课前研读相关文章,克服文字阻碍,以便课上集中精力讲授较深入的知识。

Level: 5
Credit Units: 3
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • 散文基本概念
  • 散文文体知识
  • 散文批评理论
  • 先秦两汉散文概述
  • 魏晋南北朝散文概述
  • 唐宋散文发展史
  • 明清散文发展史
  • 唐宋名家名篇: 魏征、陈子昂、张说、王维、元结、陆贽、韩愈、柳宗元
  • 宋代名家名篇: 王禹偊、欧阳修、苏绚、曾巩、司马光、苏轼、王安石、李清照、朱熹、陈亮
  • 明清散文名家名篇 - 明代:宋濂、刘基、方孝孺、李梦阳、归有光、唐顺之、徐渭、李贽、袁宏道、钟 惺、张岱
  • 明清散文名家名篇 -清代:黄宗羲、顾炎武、侯方域、唐甄、戴名世、方苞、姚鼐、曾国藩、吴汝纶

Learning Outcome

  • A. Knowledge and Understanding
  • 1. Appraise the concept, styles and critical theory of classical Chinese prose;
  • 2. Compare the background and development of classical Chinese proses in different time periods during Ancient and Imperial China;
  • 3. Analyse and critque selected classical Chinese proses.
  • B. Professional Skills
  • 1. Formulate an opinion on the significance/s of respective writer/s or writing/s;
  • 2. Hypothesize relationship between classical prose and the society at the respective historical periods.
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