Minor in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

Exclusive Majors

Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor:
Major in Chinese or
Major in Chinese and History (Chinese Stream)

Aims of Minor

This informative minor program aims at broadening the knowledge base and humanistic horizon of students across colleges and departments. It pays special attention to enhancing their awareness of and interest in the development of modern and contemporary Chinese literature, which has contributed significantly to shaping Chinese culture.

To help all registered students lay a solid foundation, the compulsory core, which are existing courses, impart basic knowledge and provide a holistic picture of the development of modern literature from 1917 to 1949 and contemporary literature from 1950 to present in China. In advancing the level of intellectual reflection of the subject, the electives are topic oriented and designed for special interest. They explore important areas that define the richness of modern and contemporary Chinese literature and deal with special issues that increase their complexity. As a whole, the Minor allows its students to have the competiveness needed for addressing and discussing Chinese cultural changes from a professional perspective of modern and contemporary literature.

Co-ordinator Tel Email
金環博士 3442-9733 huanjin@cityu.edu.hk

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. identify the core contents of and major issues concerning modern and contemporary Chinese literature.
  2. illustrate the aesthetic qualities of modern and contemporary Chinese literature.
  3. apply essential concepts and terminologies in discussing the various subjects of modern and contemporary Chinese literature.
  4. formulate arguments on issues pertaining to modern and contemporary Chinese literature in oral and written presentations.
  5. reflect on Chinese culture through critical understanding of modern and contemporary Chinese literature.

Additional Information

Students who register for the Minor must complete 15 credits throughout their four-year study in CityU. The Minor will be offered at three levels, with Two compulsory courses (6 credits) helping students to acquire a holistic view of the subject and lay a strong foundation, and Three Electives (9 credits) in order to develop sufficient intellectuality and skills in discussing special topics.

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

必修科目 (6 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH2140Modern Chinese Literature
CAH3187Contemporary Chinese Literature

選修科目 (9 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH2104Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
CAH2142Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
CAH3102 #Modern Chinese Historical Fiction
CAH3135 #Women in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
CAH3136Selected Readings in Chinese Women Literature
CAH3146Great Works in Classical Chinese Literature II: From Tang Dynasty to Qing Dynasty
CAH3150 #Chinese Rhetoric
CAH3152Creative Writing in Chinese
CAH4103 #Study of Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature by Western Scholars

# For students admitted to the Minor with Catalogue Term Semester A 2017/18 and before only.

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies.

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk

Last updated: 13 May 2020