ADVANCED VIETNAMESE

VIETNMS 101A
262 DWINELLE
MWF 12-1P
3
86015
TRAN, H

This course provides an introduction to Vietnamese literature and culture through extensive reading of Vietnamese texts. Selection of reading sources will vary from semester to semester and will include novels, short stories, poetry, news articles and essays from the classical, colonial, and contemporary eras.  Among the topics to be addressed in class are the nature of the Sino-Vietnamese classical tradition, the cultural legacies of French colonialism, historical legacy of the Vietnam War, the regional character of literary and cultural production, the emergence of a distinctive Vietnamese modernity, and Vietnamese gender norms and dynamics in history. Regular attendance and participation in classroom activities is mandatory and no English will be spoken in class.

Fall 2012