PAAS 355

Modern Chinese Literature and Society 1900-1949 (in English)

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: CHIN 305

A historical overview, followed by a study of selected works of fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, film, and popular song from late Qing and Republican (1911-1949) China, a time of political turmoil and intellectual and cultural innovation. Supplementary readings in social and political history and literary criticism.

Assigned readings are in English translation and original versions in Chinese may also be available.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PAAS 355, CHIN 305.


  • Minimum second-year standing; and
  • Academic Writing Requirement satisfied; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Pacific and Asian Studies offered by the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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