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CHINGEN 247: Searching for Immortality? Notions of Death and the Afterlife in Ancient China (CHINGEN 147)

The graves at Anyang in Henan province impressively demonstrate how important it was in ancient China, especially the Shang period (c. 1600-1045 BCE) to properly deal with the dead. Why were some people more elaborately furnished than others? What happened to people once they died? Did they become immortals like it is often assumed? Or did their souls move on to some kind of paradise? We will look at archaeological and textual evidence, critically assessing both kinds of sources to relate them in a meaningful way.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINGEN 251: Manuscripts, Circulation of Texts, Printing (CHINGEN 151)

History of texts before the advent of printing as well as during the early period of printing, focus on Tang and Song periods. Attention to the material existence of texts, their circulation, reading habits before and after printing, the balance between orality and writing, the role of memorization, and rewriting during textual transmission. Readings in English.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Egan, R. (PI)

CHINGEN 269: What is Chinese Theater? The Formation of a Tradition (CHINGEN 169)

A survey of Chinese drama from its origins to late imperial China. Explores theories of the origins of Chinese drama, contrasting theories with the documented beginnings of theater and its first texts. How traditions turned into "elite theater" in the Ming and Qing dynasties, and how esthetic norms and moral values went into the process of theatrical transformation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Llamas, R. (PI)

CHINGEN 294: The History and Culture of Peking Opera (CHINGEN 194)

Explores the history and culture of Peking opera from its regional origins to a major national form. It will focus on genre formation, the professional and social position of actors and the political role of Peking opera. In addition to academic texts, we will read memoirs, biographies and watch videos and movies.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Llamas, R. (PI)
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