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Title: Religion in Chinese Poetry
Course Section Number: REL-196-01
Department: Religion
Description: 2nd Half Semester In the heart, it's intention; coming forth in words, it's poetry." So says the "Preface" to the Book of Songs, the ancient classic of Chinese poetry. In this course, we will read selections (in English) from the Book of Songs, and later poets like Li Bo [Li Bai], Du Fu, and Wang Wei. We will study how Chinese poets use image and metaphor to convey their distinctive ideas about nature, religion, and human life. On occasion, we will also read Chinese poems alongside selected English-language poems, comparing their techniques and aims. Absolutely no knowledge of Chinese is required.
Credits: 0.50
Start Date: October 17, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 10/18/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Malcolm X Institute, Room 109
Faculty: Blix, David

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 20
Cross-list Group Student Count: 19
Calculated Course Status: OPEN
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
REL-196-01 (primary)
Religion in Chinese Poetry
OPEN Religion 20 15 / 1 / 0
HUM-196-01 (cross-listing)
Religion in Chinese Poetry
OPEN Humanities 20 0 / 1 / 0
ASI-196-01 (cross-listing)
Religion in Chinese Poetry
OPEN Asian Studies 20 4 / 1 / 0