ERIC Number: ED211403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Chinese Literature.
This unit will introduce secondary level students to Chinese literature. The first part of the unit discusses poetry which has always been the most highly prized form of Chinese literature. The discussion examines the "Complete Tang Poems," the "Book of Songs" compiled by Confucius, the "Songs of Chu," and the "Li Sao." Students learn about the greatest poet of Sung China (960-1279), Su Dongpo who is considered the Chinese Renaissance man. Sample poems for students to analyze are included. In the second part of the unit students read about and discuss Chinese prose. Historical and philosophical writings dominate the great tradition of Chinese prose, but there is also a little tradition of fiction, drama, and story-tellers' tales that have remained popular through the ages. Study questions are provided. Sample selections of prose for student analysis are included. The unit concludes with suggestions for further reading. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Bibliographies, Chinese Culture, Literature, Poetry, Prose, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Project on East Asian Studies in Education, 108 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Project on East Asian Studies in Education.
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