Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHI 295-01 - Special Topic: Fictions of Desire and Enlightenment in Late Imperial China

4 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: EAS 295-01 . In this class students explore the religious, emotional, and social dimensions of three masterworks of Chinese vernacular fiction of the 17th-18th centuries (The Journey to the West, The Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and The Story of the Stone) and examine how major schools of thought and religious traditions grappled with interconnections and tensions between sentiment, desire, and enlightenment.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Ridgway