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.

The program comprises two core courses and six electives - from the latter, students only need to take three. 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
吳耀宗博士 3442-5599 yeowcgwu@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 Four electives from which they can select Three (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 UnitsLevel
CAH2140Modern Chinese Literature
中國現代文學
3B2
CAH3187Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國當代文學
3B3

選修科目 (9 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsLevel
CAH2104Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國現當代作家選讀
3B2
CAH3102Modern Chinese Historical Fiction
中國現代歷史小說
3B3
CAH3135Women in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
現代文學與電影中的女性
3B3
CAH3136Selected Readings in Chinese Feminist Literature
中國女性文學作品選讀
3B3
CAH3150Chinese Rhetoric
漢語修辭學
3B3
CAH3152Creative Writing in Chinese
中文創意寫作
3B3
CAH4103Study of Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature by Western Scholars
西方學者的中國現當代文學研究
3B4

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies.

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk


Last updated: 09 November 2016