Textbooks and Grading

Listed below are textbooks for this seminar. Other short reading assignments are available online when you click the links embedded in tentative schedule page.

  • Pa Chin. Family. transl. and preface by Olga Lang; Double-Day 1972. ISBN: 0881333735
  • Gao, Xingjian. Soul Mountain. Perennial 2000. ISBN: 0-06-093623-1
  • Lu Xun. Selected Stories of Lu Hsun. Cheng & Tsui, ISBN: 0-917056-71-X or Selected Stories by Lu Xun. introduction by Ha Jin. Norton. ISBN: 9-7803-4300848-7
  • Yu, Hua. China in Ten Words. transl. by Allan H. Barr, New York, Pantheon Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-307-37935-1
  • Yu, Hua. To Live. Transl. by Michael Berry, New York: Anchor Books, 1993. ISBN: 1-4000-3186-9

Grading

  • Class attendance is mandatory; it counts 40% of the grade and is taken in the forms of a short quiz (true/false and multiple-choice) on and a summary (under one page) of the reading and viewing assignments. No late work is accepted except in cases of sick leave or family emergency.
  • Four (2000 words) papers, 40%. The paper is an exercise of your skills in critical analysis and literary interpretation. As a literary critic, you need to interpret the ideas present in a literary text, discuss the author’s aesthetics (the art or way s/he organizes his or her material). Every time you introduce a fictional detail or scene, some significance has to be attributed to it by way of analysis or interpretation. You need to write formally instead of the way you speak; and you need to proofread to eliminate typos and grammatical errors. A title is absolutely necessary and it should nicely sum up your review like a cap-stone, therefore, must be more meaningful than “the first paper”. References to secondary readings by critics are not necessary but greatly encouraged if their interpretations and critical perspectives influence your take on a certain work. Submit your review in Word as email attachment.
  • Final, which counts for 20%, may be a take-home and open-book test to identify and interpret short excerpts taken from primary literary texts.

Grades and scores [2]

ID # Mad

sum

Mad

qz

AQ

sum

AQ

qz

Regr

home

sum

Regr

home

qz

Soap

inci

sum

soap

inci

qz

Med

Kong

rev

1 1164464 90 80 95  90 100 70 75 100 95
2 1162387 100 72 100  70 100  80 80 90 85
3 1168144 100 100 100 80 100 90 100 100 100
4 1163296 0 60 0 30 95 50 100 90 95
5 1163203 90 65 100 60 100  70 90 70 90
6 1166385 100 93 100 90 100 90 90 100 95
7 1166002 100 100 100 100 100 90 95 100 95
8 1168956 100 80 100 90 100 80 100 100 100
9 1163598 90 80 90 90 100 100 95 100 95
10 1164846 100 100 100 80 100 90 85 80 90
11 1167622 70 45 70 50 70 90 80 80 0
12 1167796 75 65 90 50 80 90  80 80 85
13 1168256 0 93 0 90 0 0  0 0 0
14 1169523 90 90 90 70 100 100 100 80 100
15 1167988 100 65 90 30 80 60 80 0 85

Grades and scores

ID # med

kung

qz

fam

quz

fam

REV

1st

PPR

 

To

Live

REV

To

Live

qz

FW

MY

qz

FW

MY

rev

1 1164464 83 80 100 B+ 80 90 100  75
2 1162387 100 90 100 A 100 75 95 85
3 1168144 83 80 100 A 100 85 100 95
4 1163296 100 20 100 B 85 0 0 80
5 1163203 50 60 90 B+ 100 80 100 90
6 1166385 83 90 100 B+  0 75 95 0
7 1166002 83 80 100 A- 100 95 100 80
8 1168956 75 70 95 A 100 75 90 95
9 1163598 92 80 100 A 100 75 95 70
10 1164846 83 70 100 A- 100 95 85 90
11 1167622 83 80 70 C+ 80 60 85 70
12 1167796 83 70 75 C+ 90 65 90 80
13 1168256 50 80 95 A- 100 75 0 0
14 1169513 83 80 95 B 90 60 90 85
15 1167988 58 30 70 B- 100 80 100  0

Grades and scores

ID # TEN

WDS

qz

SL

MT

qz1

BZ

LW

qz

2nd

ppr

 

YY

qz

DSN

qz

RRL

qz

ShaF

QZ

NewW

qz

1 1164464 100 70 80 C+ 60 100 90  95 100
2 1162387 100 65 80 A- 90 100 100 90 100
3 1168144 100 85 90 A 100 100 100 95 0
4 1163296 70 0 50 C 30 90 50 95 0
5 1163203 40 60 70 C+ 70 90 90 85 75
6 1166385 70 75 0 B 0 0 100 85 90
7 1166002 30 75 0 B+ 90 100 90 95 60
8 1168956 95 50 70 A 100 100 100 100 95
9 1163598 70 80 80 C+ 50 0 90 80 90
10 1164846 95 75 70 A- 70 100 90 80 90
11 1167622 60 60 70 C+B- 70 100 100 75 90
12 1167796 75 0 40 B+ 70 90 100 75 80
13 1168256 30 45 70 B- 100 100 80 100 0
14 1169513 90 75 50 B+ 70  0 100 80 80
15 1167988 85 55 60 C 50 90 70 100 80