ASPA 3200 Masterpieces of East Asian Literature
4 semester hours
This course introduces canonical works in the literary traditions of China, Japan, and Korea, spanning from antiquity through the early 19th century. It explores various ways of interpreting masterworks through such lenses as philosophy, spirituality, religion, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, memory and identity. It also examines the socio-historical contexts that established these works’ cultural significance, the commentaries and adaptations they generated, and the cultural interactions and reverberations within Asia and beyond.
University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flags: Information Literacy, Oral Skills.