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                       UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Required Course

B511300           Basic Taiwanese (Ho- Lo Taiwanese) / 2 credits
     1.   The current situation of the Taiwanese languages.
     2.   The Origin of Ho-lo.
     3.   The Ho-lo phonetics and phonology: consonants
     4.   The Ho- lo phonetics and phonology: vowels
     5.   The Ho- lo phonetics and phonology: tones
     6.   Ho-lo morphology
     7.   The Ho- lo syntax
     8.   Ho-lo writing in Peh-oe-ji
     9.   The literature of Ho- lo

B511100 Introduction to Theories of Literature / 2 credits
   What is Literature? What are the defining features of Literature? What are the
significances of Literature? And how is Literature related to politics, society, and
history? These are the questions for beginners of Literature. The objective of this
course, thus, aims at introducing basic concepts in Literature and trying to answer
the questions above by referencing to texts. A general outline for the course is as
      1. What is Literature?
      2. The Significance of Literature
      3. The Defining Features of Literature
      4. Literature and Culture
      5. Literature and Society
      6. The Future of Literature

B511200 Introduction to Linguistics / 4 credits
   This course introduces basic concepts in linguistics and helps students to know
the field of linguistic studies and its development. It also tries to equip students

with abilities to collect, categorize, and analyze linguistic phenomena in aspects
of phonetics, phonology, semantics, linguistic theory, and applied linguistics. It
also addresses the differences between semantics and pragmatics by reading
literary texts as a way to stress the relationship between literature and language.
   Teaching Approach:
       1. Students are expected to preview the designated materials before lectures.
       2. Audio-video equipment will be used to facilitate teaching.
       3. Daily linguistic materials will be collected to the use in group discussion.
       4. Oral reports and group discussion will be used for topical research.

B512100 Writing in Ho-Lo Taiwanese / 2 credits
  1. Ho-lo Reading—Prose I
  2. Ho-lo Writing—Prose I
  3. Ho-lo Reading—Prose II
  4. Ho-lo Writing—Prose II
  5. Ho-lo Reading—Prose III
  6. Ho-lo Writing—Prose III
  7. Ho-lo Reading—Poetry I
  8. Ho-lo Writing—Poetry I
  9. Ho-lo Reading—Poetry II
  10. Ho-lo Writing—Poetry II
  11. Ho-lo Reading—Poetry III
  12. Ho-lo Writing—Poetry III
  13. Ho-lo Reading—Fiction I
  14. Ho-lo Writing—Fiction I
  15. Ho-lo Reading—Fiction II
  16. Ho-lo Writing—Fiction II
  17. Ho-lo Reading—Fiction III
  18. Ho-lo Writing—Fiction III

B512200 Introduction to Taiwanese Culture / 2 credits
  Taiwanese literature is a segment of Taiwanese culture. An understanding of
Taiwanese cultures is therefore a prerequisite. This course requires students to
read, do oral reports, and write reading commentaries, in order to deepen their

understanding of Taiwan‘s history and culture. That is also a necessary for
grasping the historical development of Taiwan‘s multiple cultures and
establishing Taiwan‘s cultural historical subjectivity. After understanding
Taiwanese cultures, students will be able to move into the discussion of
Taiwanese literature. The selected materials for the course are as follows:
   1. Music:
     Jiang wenye and Taiwan‘s modern music (week 1 & 2)
     Understanding Taiwan‘s late modern history through popular folksongs
     (week 3 & 4)
   2. Literature:
     Lai He: The founder of modern Taiwanese literature (week 5 & 6)
     Yang Kuei: The Resistant (week 7 & 8)
   3. Arts:
      Li Meishu: Pre-War Artist (week 9 & 10)
   4. Drama:
     Budaixi (the puppet play): Its legacy and transformation (week 11 & 12)
     Pre- and Post-War Drama: From Zhang shengqie to Hou Xiaosian (week 13
     & 14)

B510200 History of Taiwan / 2 credits
   History is mostly to probe the relations and meaning of historical events
through the change of time. In other words, the ―past‖ time and the ―happened‖
events have significant meanings for History, and even are the constituted
elements of History.
   Under the definition of History, our class expectations and major themes are:
    1) Based on the element of time, discuss and explore what significant events
       had happened on the island of Taiwan.
    2) What are the relations among these significant historical events?
    3) What influences have made on Taiwan today by this accumulations and
       interactions of these events?
   Owing to the restriction of course hours, the discussion range of this course
will focus on the Taiwanese history before 2nd World War. For the teaching
convenience, we will use the book—The most 100 historical events in Taiwanese
history I (1999:TIPI) as our major reference book.

     To cultivate the basic knowledge of Taiwanese History and to establish
subjective historical view are the main purpose of this course. We try to make
use of different types of images/ pictures/historical materials to deepen the depth
of Taiwanese History knowledge and promote to understand the historical
development of Taiwanese diversity in ethnic community and culture.
     Week 1: Dutch colonial period
     Week 2: Reign of the Chinese Zheng clan
     Week 3: Taiwan under the reign of the Qing dynasty
     Week 4: The transformation of immigrated society and the relations
                  among ethnic communities
     Week 5: The foreign invasions in the Late Qing dynasty and the
                  reformation of its Taiwan policy
     Week 6: Midterm
     Week 7: The policy of national assimilation and colonial modernization
     Week 8: The formation of Taiwanese Consciousness in Japanese colonial
     Week 9: The same with Week8
     Week 10: Taiwanese movements against the Japanese colonial reign
     Week 11: The same with Week10
     Week 12: The Kominka Movement: Taiwan under Wartime Japan
     Week 13: Final

B511110 Reading and Writing in Modern Taiwanese Prose(1)/ 2credits
   This course expects to guide students to appreciate and comprehend the
complicated and beautiful contemporary Taiwanese Prose by the diverse
introductions of Taiwanese literature history‘s major threads. Furthermore, let
students take part in the creative writing of prose. First semester, besides clear
several concepts of prose and introduce the history of contemporary Taiwanese
Prose, the main purpose is to construct the consciousness and literal creativeness.
Each week we not only read different types of prose but also ask students to do
exercises. Second semester, we handpick contemporary Taiwan representative
essayists and proceed deep and widespread learning and interpretation.
    1. Introduction: What are ―prose‖?
    2. A brief introduction of Taiwanese prose history

   3. Ways to comprehend/ appreciate / research ―prose‖
   4. Two traditions of Taiwanese prose
   5. Nostalgia and veterans prose
   6. Nature/pastoral prose
   7. Urban prose
   8. Travel prose
   9. Feminine prose
   10. Food prose
   11. Music prose
   12. Sports prose

B510400 Fundamental Topics on Culture and Society / 2 credits
  Being parts of culture and social components, literature frequently reflects the
fundamental issues of culture and social. This issues not only helps students to
enter the rich literature world but also broaden the concerned view of students.
The objective of this course, thus, aims at the introduction of basic cultural and
social issues related with contemporary and Taiwanese literature. We expect to
broaden the knowledge view of students and activate their ability to think
independently, further, clear the complicated relationships among literature,
culture and society. A general outline for the course is as follows:
    1. The relationships among literature, culture and society
    2. The problems of the thinking way of individualism
    3. The necessary to put literature into a broaden textural thinking
    4. What is cultural politics?
    5. Politics of difference in Taiwanese Literature
    6. Gender Identity in Taiwanese Literature
    7. Politics of identity in Taiwanese Literature
    8. Literature and cultural studies
    9. Conclusion

Elective Course

B511600 Folksong in Taiwan / 2 credits
    The folksong, as a kind of public culture, is not only the amusement

commodities, but in contrast being the cultural products that created by the
intellectuals it reflects and shows another stratum of culture with social and
cultural meaning which could not be neglected.
      The objectives of this course would not only include how to read, to listen,
and to sing the Taiwanese classical songs, but would hope to demonstrate the
cultural meanings of Taiwanese folksong as a kind of public culture after the
anew understanding for putting the classic folksong into the historical trips of
Taiwanese politics, and social transitions. The content is as follows:
    1. The cultural definition of Taiwanese folksong
    2. Being the folksong for public culture
    3. Folk songs, the spread of songs and the group consciousness
    4. Folksong, fashion and commercialization
    5. Lyrics, literature and the society
    6. The form of music and the politics
    7. Rhymes on the viewpoint of post-modernism
    8. Conclusions

B511700 Post-war Taiwanese Fiction and The New Wave of Taiwanese
Cinema / 2credits
  The content is as follows:
      1. Introduce the novel about Jhueng Li He; The movie is ‖My Native
          Land‖.(The director is Li Sieng).
      2. Introduce the novel about Jhueng Jhao Jheng; The movie is ―Lo Bin
          Flower‖.(The director is Yiang Li Guo).
      3. Introduce the novel about Chen Yieng Jhen (The novel is ―The
          GeneralClan‖).The movie is―See A-Lang again‖.(The director is Bai
          Gieng Ruei ).
      4. Introduce the novel about Huang Chuen Mieng; The movies are
          (a)‖My son‘s big doll‖.(The director is Hou Siao Sian).(b)‖The Day
          Of Observing Sea‖.(The director is Wang Tung).
      5. Introduce the novel about Wang Jhen He; The movie is ―The Dowry Is
          Full Of The Cattle Car‖.
      6. Introduce the novel about Yieng Cieng Chu; The movie is ―A Boy In
          The Room‖.

       7.    Introduce the novel about Bai Sian Yueng; The movies are (a)‖Yu-
             Cieng Sister‖.(The director is Jhang Yi).(b)‖My Rice Noodle
             Shop‖(80‘s the female writers and the new movies)
       8.    Siau Sa‘s novel :The home of Sia Fa Movie: 「Kuei -Mei, A
             Woman」(The director:Chang Yi)
       9.    Liau Huai - Lng‘s novel : Ah -Fei         Movie: 「 Ah-Fei」(The
             director:Wan Jen)
       10. Chu Tien-Wen:Growing up
       11. The Butcher‘s wife (The movie that shaws the director‘s style )
       12. Edward Yang:The Day On The Beach(or 「The Terrorizers」)
       13. Hou Hsiao-Hsien:A City Of Sadness(or 「The Puppetmaster」)
       14. Lin Cheng - Sheng : Murmur Of Youth ( or 「 March Of
       15. Tasi Ming-Liang:Vive La Mour(or 「The River」)

B512000 Contemporary Chinese Novels / 2 credits
    1. Introduction:‖Contemporary‖、‖China‖、‖Fiction‖
      2. The history of fiction with comparative vision
      3. The bottom of conscious problem:Cultural Revolution
      4.    Injured Fiction
      5.    Traceable Fiction
      6.    From Modernism to New Realism
      7.    Pioneer Fiction
      8.    Form the earlier Regional Fiction to the new Regional Native Fiction
      9.    Feminist Fiction

B511900 Natural Writing / 2 credits
   This course is to lead the students to know the world of the natural writing, and
to understand the currently environmental issue in Taiwan through the points of
the natural history, social history and literary history. To go a step further, we can
think contrarily to the question about what literature really is. Are there any
possibility for the other writing styles and writing content?

   1. Introduction for the class.
   2. The raising background of the natural writing in Taiwan. (一) The global
   3. The raising background of the natural writing in Taiwan. (二) The local
        thread of thoughts.
   4.   The types in early days: environmental literature and recluse literature.
   5.   The style of observational records.
   6.   The type of natural history.
   7.   The mixer between images and words.
   8.   The mixer between natural writing and other genres.
   9.   The meanings of the natural writing history and cultural history: The field
        of vision of the comparative literature.

B512800 Popular Fiction: Selected readings / 2 credits
   This course is designed for freshman to introduce Taiwanese literature. And
this course is to buckle up the developing process of popular fiction and the
background of society in 50‘s. The popular fictions oppose to ―pure fiction‖ or
―solemn fiction‖. It is a recreational reading matter which be wrote for most
readers , and their interest. But readability and interest to popular fiction is to take
down another road which is about the history of literary consumption and the
mass reader‘s flavor.
   Thirteen main writers of fiction will be studied, including Xiao Li-hong: A
Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers, Zhu Shao-lin: Café Triste, Deng Ke-bao:
The Other World, Gao-yang: Miraculous Chinese Merchant: Hu Xie Yan…..etc.

B512300 Travel Writing / 2 credits
  This course will focus on the history of Taiwanese travel literature and its
external facts whenever the topic of travel is involved.
This popular literary genre contains actually some complex meanings. Through
reading works of different periods, works of all kinds, we hope represent fully
viewpoints of different texts and reflect on the modern travel writings in the
      1. Introduction: What does travel mean?
      2. Introduction of western travel literary classics.

       3.   General criticism on history of Taiwanese travel literature.
       4.   When continental culture and marine culture meet: Taiwan in the eyes
            of Ching-Dynasty intellectuals.
       5.   The eyes of empire: Taiwan in the eyes of western and Japanese
       6.   The eyes of orphan: Two attitudes of looking at the world and gazing
            oneself in the 1960‘s.
       7.   Modern travel literature under culture industry agency.
       8.   Some matrixes of travel literature:
             a.   Dialectic of ―Off and Back‖
             b.   Adventures
             c.   Multiplicity and Difference

B512400 Postwar Native Fiction / 2 credits
     This course will lead students to read the fiction that use country as writings
subject of different phase in the postwar 50 years. After a unlike imagine and
discuss of country in the past, start all over. With new view, we read country text
discriminably that written by different antecedents、background、generation of
writers, thus to introstpect the development character and limits of Taiwanese
Literature again in each phase.
  The main content is as follows:
  1.   Introduction: what is the ―country‖?
  2.   Light of dark: regional novel in 50‘s and 60‘s (1)
  3.   Below the banner of fatherland: regional novel in 50‘s and 60‘s (2)
  4.   Storyteller: regional novel in 70‘s (1)
  5.   Suffering and banter: regional novel in 70‘s (2)
  6.   Fall into a pattern of narrative: regional novel in 80‘s and 90‘s (1)
  7.   Repression and emancipation: regional novel in 80‘s and 90‘s (2)
  8.   Leave and return of discriminate and authenticate: regional novel in 80‘s
       and 90‘s (3)

   B512500 Assimilation and Identity in Taiwan (1895-1945 / 2
  This course affords students the opportunity to report, present, and discuss
educational policies to ‗assimilate‘ Taiwanese under the Japanese Occupation, and
the purpose is to enable students to enlarge the field of vision to reason the
problems of modern history in Taiwan squarely.

B512700 Localism and Taiwanese Literature / 2 credits
    From Taiwanese awoke to the subject of Taiwan during the Japanese
Occupation Period, ―localism‖ has been an important trend and thought in the
Prewar and Postwar Taiwanese literature study. The aim of the course is to study
for the rise and development of the trend in Taiwanese literatures and studies. The
topics and discussions will reference to Japanization, Sinicization, and
globalization. The content is as follows:
      1.   What is the localism of Taiwanese literature?
      2.   The relation between localism and cultural hegemony.
      3.   Japanese    colonialism,    mainland       extension   policy   and   the
           dissemination of Emperor worship
      4.   The Taiwan cultural movements and the localism of literature.
      5.   Chinese re-colonialization in Postwar and Sinicization.
      6.   Anticommunist literature, Colonial Character of Modernism.
      7.   Taiwanese literature in the 1950‘s and the 1960‘s.
      8.   Third World, localization and the Controversy on local literature in
      9. Nonparty movements in 1980‘s and re-awakening of Taiwanese subject.
      10. The Controversy on unification or independence and the de-
           colonialization of Taiwanese literature.
      11. The limit and possibility of the localism of Taiwanese literature.
B512600 Topics in Gender discourse and Modern Poetry / 2 credits
  Gender of different politics is a main care of contemporary literature research.

Having a command of the related issues is to help us with understanding of
literature intension. The purpose of this course is introducing the basic knowledge
of gender theories, cultivating students the question consciousness of this aspect.
Gender text of selected poetry will hope us to give question consciousness a
practicable foundation after opening view of theory, and cultivate students the
basic read ability of poetry in the dialogue process of the theories and the text.
      The content is mainly as follows:
      1. Gender theories and different politics.
      2. Brief introduction of gender discuss in Taiwan.
      3. Important concepts of gender discuss.
      4. Taiwanese poetry and gender issues.
      5. Important poets and the selected readings of their works.
      6. Gender, class and nation.

B520300 English/ American Literature Selection / 2 credits
   This course attempts to improve the English proficiency of freshmen and
sophomores, and to enhance their abilities on literary appreciation through
reading a variety of literary works from English/American literature. The
selected materials for this semester include ―English/ American Literature Select‖.
Also, students are required to read on masterpiece of Ernest Hemingway, The Old
Man and the Sea and George Orwell‘s Animal Farm. Detailed discussion of each
work is approximated as 5 weeks.

B520500 Topics on Hanji Culture Sphere / 2 credits
  The outline of this course includes:1)The influence of Hanji ueing in the
society culture2)The use and experience of Hanji reform on
Vietnam.Koren.Japan.Taiwan and China in Hanji culture sphere
     The discuss topics includes:
     1.The discuss of Hanji culture sphere
     2.Language, orthography and culture
     3.The structure and nature of Hanji
     4.Orthography.reading and nationalism
     5.The change of language and orthography in Vietnam
     6.The change of language and orthography in Korea

    7.The change of language and orthography in Japan
    8.The change of language and orthography in Taiwan
    9.The change of language and orthography in China



Required Course

K550110 K550120 Seminar on History of Taiwanese Literature (1) (2) / 6
  This course is to study the history and development of Taiwanese literature, the
content will include:
     1. Definition of literature.
     2. Taiwanese aboriginal oral literature.
     3. Taiwanese literature during the Ming and Ching dynasties.
     4. Taiwanese literature in the Japanese Occupation.
     5. Postwar Taiwanese literature.

K550100 Filed work in Taiwanese Literature / 3 credits
 Course Description:
   1. General theory of field work.
   2. Related Knowledge of Taiwanese Literature field work.
   3. Basic methods of Taiwanese Literature field work.
   4. Recordings of Taiwanese Literature field work.
   5. Arrangement of Taiwanese Literature field work.
   6. Application of Taiwanese Literature field work.
   7. Field work of Taiwanese folk writers.
   8. Field work of Taiwanese writers.
   9. Practice of Taiwanese Literature field work.

K551400 Research Methods and Thesis Writing / 3 credits
 It is necessary to have effective tools to do good work. This course is to

introduce the routes of literature research and promote the science research of
graduate students, the abilities of thesis writing, except introduce the methods of
literature research, also hope to promote the abilities of students‘ science research
by reviewing examples and practicing drill. The main content is as follows:
   1. General theory.
   2. Review examples of thesis (1).
   3. Review examples of thesis (2).
   4. Review examples of thesis (3).
   5. Route of literature research (1).
   6. Route of literature research (2).
   7. Route of literature research (3).
   8. Thesis writing (1): reading the text, analyzing, collecting the relative
        firsthand and secondhand data, and arranging the research history.
   9. Thesis writing (2): bring up the consciousness of questions and set up the
        discussing structure.
   10. Thesis writing (3): taking notes and drafting outlines, writing and revising
   11. Report on results.

K550110 K550120 Seminar on History of Taiwanese Literature (1) (2) / 6
   Taiwan as a colony was dominated through those external regimes which are
Netherland, Ming, Ching, Japan and Kuomintang governments, due to dominated
from dominated ideology of external regimes, literature research always took
Taiwanese literature as a part of colonial literature or embranchment. Because it‘s
dominated from this position which is not clear historical viewpoint, Taiwanese
Literature reflects Taiwan as a colony whose some basic peculiarities of historical
experience, it excluded main stream reseach. The basic starting points of this
course are adjusting historical viewpoints again, through seting up new frame of
history, reorganizing and interpreting the historical development of Taiwanese
Literature since the beginning of recorded history.
        1. Introduction to History of Taiwanese Literature.
        2. Review main stream of historical viewpoints.
        3. Possibilities and limites of postcolonial historical viewpoints.

       4.    Netherlander Occupation.
       5.    Ming dynasty.
       6.    Earlier period of Ching Dynasty.
       7.    Later period of Ching Dynasty.
       8.    Japanese Occupation.
       9.    Kuomintang Period.
       10.   Postcolonial Period.

Elective Course

K560800 Seminar on Taiwanese Fiction during the Japanese Occupation / 3
  Under the Japanese Occupation (1895-1945), Taiwanese writers resisted
Japanese rule by the means of fiction writing. This period of literature founded
one of the important traditions of Taiwanese literature; realism and anti-
  Twenty main writers of fiction will be studied, including Lai Ho, Chen Chi-ku,
Yang Yun-ping, Yang Kuei, Chang Wen-huan, Lung Ying-tzung, Lu Ho-lo,…etc.

K180300 Seminar on Taiwanese Poets during the Japanese Occupation /
  The main content is as follows:
    1. Introduction of Taiwanese poetry in the Japanese Occupation.
    2. Language conflicts in poetry writing during the Japanese Occupation.
    3. Literature progress of main poets in the Japanese Occupation.
    4. Chang O-chun.
    5. Lai Ho.
    6. Yang Hua.
    7. Wang pai-yuan.
    8. Chen Chi-yun.
    9. Wu Hsin-jung.
    10. Kuo Shui-tan.
    11. Yang Hih-chung.
    12. Wang Teng-shan.

     13.   Lin Hsiu-erh.
     14.   Yang Yun-ping.
     15.   Lung Ying-tzung.
     16.   Chiu Chun-kuang.
     17.   Poets of dual Ages.

K550200 Seminar on Literature History and Criticism / 2 credits
   As the author of the first book on Taiwanese literature history and a novelist of
dual Ages, Professor Yeh himself is a witness to the development of Taiwanese
literature. This course will concentrate on the study of Japanese Occupation
period and the postwar Taiwanese literature.

K350110 K350120 Taiwanese Literature and Culture (1) (2) / 4credits
   This content of the course will include: 1.Taiwanese aboriginal myth and oral
literature, 2.traditional classical literature, 3.Taiwanese modern literature. This
course is to study the origin and development of Taiwanese literature, and
especially concentrate on the Taiwanese modern literature which mainly
developed in the Japanese Occupation. This part of study was almost neglected in
contemporary Chinese literature study.
   From the viewpoints of literature-sociology, because involve this literature
stage in Japanese Occupation period and the condition after restoration, present
extremely complex of appearance, through reseaching, generality of Chinese
culture in Taiwan and particularity of Taiwan native culture. It is necessary to
grasp the generality and the particularity, would give Taiwanese literature an fair
and reasonable evaluation .

K172310 K172320 Seminar on Taiwanese Classical Literature (1) (2) / 4
  The main content is as follows:
    1. Contemporary study in Taiwanese classical literature.
    2. Study Taiwanese classical literature in the Ming dynasty.
    3. Study classical poetry by the Ching government officials in Taiwan.
    4. Study classical poetry by Taiwanese native poets during the Ching dynasty.
    5. Development of Taiwanese classical literature in Japanese Period.

    6. Study classical poetry by Taiwanese native poets in Japanese Period.
    7. Study classical poetry by Japanese government officials in Taiwan.
    8. Postwar Taiwanese classical literature.

K550600 Seminar on Taiwanese Fiction during the Second World War /
   This course will focus on the Taiwanese fiction in Japanese language during
the War (1937-1945). Limited in the freedom of writing, the Taiwanese writers of
this period still achieved quite great in the art and skills of fiction. Their works
represent the emotional complexity and mental distortion of Taiwanese people
under the pressure of Huang-Ming-Hua Movement and the War. The content is
mainly as follows:
     1. General discussion in Taiwanese fiction during the War.
     2. Study short stories by Yang Kuei.
     3. Study short stories by Chang Wen-huan.
     4. Study novels by Lung Ying-tzung.
     5. Study short stories by Lu Ho-lo.
     6. The Huang-Ming literature.

K550500 Seminar on Post-War Taiwanese Poetry / 3credits
 The main content is as follows:
   1. General discussion of Postwar Taiwanese poetry.
   2. Study poetry by the poets of modern poet clubs.
   3. Study poetry by the poets of ―Lan shing‖ group .
   4. Study poetry by the poets of ―Chuang shih chi‖ group.
   5. Study poetry by the poets of ―Li‖ group.
   6. Study the non-poet-club poets and their poetry.
   7. Conclusion of Postwar Taiwanese poetry.

K550700 Seminar on Koa-A-Chheh / 3 Credits
 The main content is as follows:
   1. General discussion of Taiwanese folk drama scripts.
   2. Origin and tradition of Taiwanese literature.
   3. Study Chinese folk drama scripts.

    4. Study Taiwanese folk drama scripts.
    5. Study Taiwanese society events.
    6. Folk drama scripts on moral exhortation.
    7. Folk drama scripts on praise and citation.
    8. Folk drama scripts for fun and amusement.

K550800 Seminar on Post-War Taiwanese Fiction / 2 Credits
 The main content is as follows:
   1. Study Taiwanese fiction in the early post war
   2. Study Taiwanese fiction in the 50s.
   3. Study Taiwanese fiction in the 60s.
   4. Study Taiwanese fiction in the 70s.
   5. Study Taiwanese fiction in the 80s.
   6. Study Taiwanese fiction in the 90s.

K551200 Seminar on Lai Ho / 3 Credits
   This course will study the whole writings by Lai Ho, respected as ―father of
Taiwanese modern Literature‖, and related discussion on Taiwanese modern
literature. The content will include:
      1. Time and life of Lai Ho.
      2. From a poet of old age to a new poetry.
      3. Lai Ho's concept of literature.
      4. Lai Ho's concept of Taiwanese fiction.
      5. Lai Ho's concept of Taiwanese prose.
      6. Lai Ho's concept of Taiwanese poetry.
      7. Lai Ho's concept of Taiwanese classical poetry.

K551000 Seminar on Literature in Ho-Lo Taiwanese / 3 Credits
 The content will include:
   1. General discussion of Taiwanese language literature.
   2. The controversy of Taiwanese literature and its influence on the
       development of Taiwanese literature.

    3. Study Taiwanese vernacular prose (from Ching dynasty to Japanese
    4. Study vernacular fiction (from Japanese Period to modern.)
    5. Study traditional folk songs, slang and proverbs.
    6. Study traditional folk drama scripts.
    7. Study traditional puppets show scripts.
    8. Study modern Taiwanese language poetry (1).
    9. Study modern Taiwanese language poetry)(2)
    10. Study modern Taiwanese language prose (1)
    11. Study modern Taiwanese language prose (2)
    12. Study modern Taiwanese language fiction (1)
    13. Study modern Taiwanese language fiction (2)
    14. Study modern Taiwanese language drama.
    15. Study modern Taiwanese language criticism.

K551100 Topics on Taiwan Classical Literature Sources / 3 Credits
 The content will include:
   1. Introduce this course.
    2. Contemporary study in Taiwanese classical literature.
    3. Understand the libraries of Taiwanese classical materials.
    4. Study Taiwanese classical historical materials, including:
       (1) anthology (2) separate collection (3) newspaper
       (4) magazine (5) diary (6) picture (7) good and (8)oral history.
    5. Study related historical documents including:
       (1)geographic account (2) official bulletin (3)investigation results (4)
      results of revising historical records and (5) biography
    6. Judge and identify Taiwanese classical literature historical data. (1)
       genuine and fake (2) Version
    7. Examples of using historical materials.
    8. Field work of Taiwanese classical literature.
K560200 Seminar on Colonialism and Taiwanese Literature / 3 Credits

   Taiwan has been occupied and ruled by Holland, China and Japan. As the
colony of those empires, Taiwanese culture was greatly influenced by the foreign
forces. ―Being colonized‖ is the result of colonialism, which erases the
subjectivity of those colonized. Taiwanese literature, as the mirror of the soul of
the Taiwanese people, was negatively influenced by such colonialism. This
course will focus on the problems of being colonized of Taiwanese literature. The
main content will be as follows:
    1. A brief review of the history of Western Colonization.
    2. Principles of colonialism.
    3. The practice and performance of colonialism.
    4. The influence of colonialism, take the colonies of Western empire for
    5. Study Holland, the Ming and The Ching's colonization in Taiwan.
    6. The response of Han immigrants and traditional intellects.
    7. Study the Japanese colonization in Taiwan.
    8. Dark effects from the colonization of Taiwanese old and new literature.
    9. Postwar colonization by the Koumington government.
    10. Study the urgent De-colonization of Taiwanese literature.

K560100 Seminar on Modernism and Taiwanese Literature / 3 Credits
 Modernism has had great influence on Taiwanese literature since prewar period
on Taiwan. It is quite necessary for a student to comprehend the origin and theory
of Western modernism if he wants to understand and study Taiwanese modern
The main content will include:
    1. Study the relations between modernism and Taiwanese literature.
     2. Study the rise of modernism, changes of Western political and social
        background due to the capitalist class revolution and the proletariat
     3. Study the theory and content of Western modernism.
     4. Read Western modernism literature.
     5. Study Japanese modernist works.
     6. Study prewar Taiwanese modernist works.

    7. Study Chinese modernism trend and Taiwanese postwar discussion of
    8. Study magic realism in Latin American and postwar Taiwanese
    9. Study modernism in Taiwanese native writers.
    10. Study realism in Taiwan and the trend of nativism toward modernism in
        the West.

K560300 Seminar on the Taiwanese Literature and the Feminism / 3 Credits
  The course will introduce to the students the theories of Western Feminism and
women writing. We will focus on the study and discussion of the texts of
Taiwanese feminine literature, in a view to help students broaden their horizon
toward future text reading and literature criticism. The main content is as follows:
    1. Introduction
    2. Study liberal feminism
    3. Study Marx feminism
    4. Study existential feminism.
    5. Study radial feminism (G. C. Spivak)
    6. Study psychological analysis feminism
    7. Study post-colonialism/ post modernism feminism.

K560400 Seminar on Postwar Historical Materials of Taiwanese Literature/
3 Credits
   This course emphasizes the study of references and the historical materials on
the postwar Taiwanese literature. We expect students to understand and practice
using such references as yearbook, book catalogues, indexes, and dictionaries.
Outline of the course is as follows:
    1. Introduction of Taiwanese literature reference books.
    2. Collection and edition of literature.
    3. Period divisions of Taiwanese literature.
    4. References of Taiwanese literature in the 1950s.
    5. References of the trends and thoughts in the postwar Taiwanese poetry.
    6. References of Taiwanese Modernism literature in the 1960s.
    7. Publishers and publications of postwar Taiwanese literature.

    8. References of the Taiwanese Literature Movement in the 1970s.
    9. Taiwanese literature study in the United States.
    10. Study of Taiwanese individual writers.
    11. Publication of Taiwanese writers‘complete works.

K560600 Topic in Modern Fiction: Writing Women / 3 credits
   Based on the deconstructive and comparative approach, this course will study
the differences in topics choices and narrative strategies among contemporary
male and female writers‘ writing women. Text readings in this course will focus
on postwar Taiwanese fiction, and some other supplementary reading materials
for a many-sided discussion. The content includes: Taiwanese writings such as
Yeh Shih-tao, Chen Juo-hsi, Ping Lu, Hsiao Sa, Cheng Ching-wen, Liao Hui-ying,
Pai Hsien-yung, Chen Ying-chen, Liu Ta-jen, Chang Jang, Tsai Hsiu-nu, Ching
Chi, Lin Tai-man, Chang Man-chuan, Hao Yu-Hsiang. Foreign writers such as
Alice Munro (Canadian), Kate O.Chopin (American) and Chinese writers are

K560500 Seminar on Narratology / Narrative Theory / 3 credits
 The aim and main content of this course:
     1. Introduce Western theory of Narratology.
     2. Practice narrative theory in the reading and analysis of Taiwanese
     3. Study the suitability and feasibility of the narrative theory applied to
         Taiwanese literature.

K561200 Seminar on the Theories of Post-Colonialism and Taiwanese
Literature / 3 credits
   Post-Colonialism is one of the important sects in recent culture study. Deriving
from the experiences of all colonies, the theory particularly concerns the politics
of culture between colonizers and colonials. Because of the multiplicity of
historical experience of being colonized, post-colonialism is an indispensable
theory giving a different angle of view for Taiwanese literature study. This course
will introduce post-colonialism systematically, with a view to helping students
broaden their vision and try to apply the theory in their study. The main content is

as follows:
     1. Introduction
     2. Introduction of Anti-colonization
     3. Post-colonialism
     4. Nationalism
     5. Identity and Difference
     6. Represent and Resistance
     7. The other and Identification
     8. Hybridity
     9. Feminism and Post-colonialism
     10. Post-modernism and Post- colonialism
     11. Conclusion

K172300 Seminar on Taiwanese classical poets / 3 credits
 The main content is as follows:
     1. Development of Taiwanese classical poetry.
     2. Contemporary study in Taiwanese classical poetry.
     3. Poets and poetries:
          A. Poets in the Ming dynasty: Shen Kuang-wen.
          B. Poets (the Ching government officials in Taiwan) in the Ching
              dynasty: Sun Yuan-heng, Liao Chia-mou, Lin Hao.
          C. Taiwanese native poets in the Ching dynasty: Lin Chan-mei,
              Chen Chao-hsing, Shih Chiung-fang.
          D. Taiwanese native poets in the Japanese Occupation Period
              (1):Hung Chi-sheng, Lien Heng, Wang Sung, Lin Yu-chun, Lin
          E. Taiwanese native poets in the Japanese Occupation Period(2):
              Lai Ho, Chen Hsu-ku, Yeh Jung-chung.
          F. Poetess: Tsai Pi-yin, Wang Hsiang-chan, Huang Chin-chuan, Li

K561300 Seminar on the Life and Works of Zhong Li-he / 3 credits
 The main content is as follows:
     1. Introduction

      2.    Times and life of Zhong Li-he / Film: ―My Native Land‖.
      3.    Novellas about Zhong Li-he‘s growth and marriage.
      4.    Novellas about peasants.
      5.    Essays about his experience of living in Peking.
      6.    ―Rosebay‖ and Post-colonization of Taiwan: topic in Chen ying-
            chen:‖Criticism of the Rosebay ‖.
      7.    Novel:‖ The Li-shan Farm‖.
      8.    Criticism of ―The Li-shan Farm‖ and other related essays.
      9.    Zhong Li-he and the literary circle in the 1950s (1): Zhong Li-he‘s
      10.   Zhong Li-he and the literary circle in the 1950s (2): Zhong Li-he‘s
            letters, members of ―Wen-Yu-Tung-Hsun‖.
      11.   Zhong Li-he and the literary circle in the 1950s (3): Zhong Li-he and
            Lin Hai-yin.
      12.   Zhong Li-he and Zhong Chao-cheng.
      13.   Literary development of Zhong Li-he (1): Chung Li-he and Chang
      14.   Literary development of Zhong Li-he (2): Chung Li-he and Yang Kuei
      15.   Literary development of Zhong Li-he (3): Tang Wen-Piao‘s essays and
            the Controversy on Taiwanese literature.
      16.   The situation of Zhong Li-he study in 1990s.

K561100 Seminar on Taiwanese Literature in the 1950s / 3 credits
 The main content is as follows:
     1. Introduction
     2. Literary field of Taiwan in the 1950‘s : Introduction of the ―field‖
         (P.Bourdiu) .
     3. The situation of Taiwanese literature in the 1950‘s (1): Associations
     4. The situation of Taiwanese literature in the 1950‘s (2): Columns
     5. Hsia Chi-an and the ―Literary Magazine‖.
     6. The situation of Taiwanese literature in the 1950‘s (3): Supplements
     7. The situation of Taiwanese literature in the 1950‘s (4): Publications
     8. Female writers (1): Lin Hai-yin, Kuo Liang-hui, Meng Yao.
     9. Female writers (1): Ai Wen, Chi Chun, Hsu Chung-Pei, Chang Hsiu-

      10. Members of ―Freedom China‖(1),(2)
      11. Members of ―Freedom China‖(3)
      12. Taiwanese native writers (1): Chung Li-he and the members of the
      13. Taiwanese native writers (2): Chung Chao-cheng, Liao Ching-hsiu.
      14. The Movement of Modern poem (1): Chi Hsien, Lim Heng-Thai.
      15. The Movement of Modern poem (2): Poets of ―Lan-shing ‖ group.
      16. The Movement of Modern poem (3): Poets of ―Chuang shih chi‖
      17. The Controversy on Modern poem in the ―Wen shing‖.

K560700 Seminar on Poet Lim Heng-Thai / 3 credits
 The main content is as follow:
      1.   Introduction
      2.   Lim Heng-Thai‘s Japanese poems in 40s(1)
      3.   Lim Heng-Thai‘s Japanese poems in 40s(2)
      4.   During 50-60s(1)
      5.   During 50-60s(2)
      6.   During 70-90s(1)
      7.   During 70-90s(2)
      8.   Lim Heng-Thai‘s poetics (1)
      9.   Lim Heng-Thai‘s poetics (2)
      10. Lim Heng-Thai‘s poetics (3)
      11. The Position of Lim Heng-Thai in the history of Taiwanese poem

K551300 Seminar on Marxism and Taiwanese Literature / 3 credits
  The development of Taiwan literature was affected by Marxism. This course is
going to lead students to read classical thesis of Marxism systematically. We put
focus on some connected and important views about literature research such as
materialism and commercialize. Through this we can know clearly about the
basic concept of Marxism.

K570100 Selected Readings in Western Theories of Criticism / 3 credits
 The content includes:
   1. Introduction
   2. Literary thought of Plato. (from Plato:‖ Republic Book‖ II,X)
   3. Aristotle and his ―Poetics‖ (from Aristotle: ―Poetics‖)
   4. Horace and his ―Art of Poetry‖ (form Horace: ―Art of Poetry‖)
   5. Longinus and his ―On the Sublime‖ (form Longinus: ―On the Sublime‖)
   6. Dante:‖ Letter to Can Grade Della Scala‖
   7. Kant and his ―Critique of Judgement‖ (form Kant:―Critique of
   8. Wordsworth:‖ Preface to Second Edition of Lyrical Folksongs‖
   9. Taine: History of English Literature,‖ Intro‖
   10. Said:‖ The World, the Test, and the Critic‖
   11. Zola:‖ The Experimental Novel‖
   12. Tolstoy:‖ What is Art?‖
   13. T.S.Eliot:‖ Tradition and the Individual Talent‖
   14. Beauvoir:‖ The Second Sex,ChapterX‖

K570400 Seminar on Contemporary Taiwanese Writers / 3 credits
   The variety of Taiwan Literature was developed after resist communist
literature 50‘s. After learning Mandarin the writers who across language showed
their writings connectedly. Besides, the writing technic of modernism, feminist,
and magic realism etc. in 60‘s was learned by Taiwan writers, and the special
politics of Taiwan let the writings more abundant. This course choose thirteen
contemporary writers through writers concern and writing technic to discuss these
with students. Through the course we can replenish the concept of literature,
creation, society which are seldom mentioned.

K570300 Studies in Folklore / 3 credits
 This course is to study about Folklore. The content includes:
   1. The basic theory of Folklore.
   2. The concept and definition of Folklore.
   3. Variability
   4. Communality

     5. Folklore and nationalism.
     6. Folklore and literature of authors
     7. Performance Theories
     8. Form perform and record to produce (publish)

K181300 Seminar on Taiwanese Classical Literary History / 3 credits
 This course is to study the classical literature of Taiwan. The content includes:
   1. To inspect the result of prior Taiwanese classical literary history
   2. Taiwanese classical literature in the Ming dynasty.
   3. Taiwanese classical literature in the Ching dynasty.
   4. Taiwanese classical literature in Japanese Period.
   5. Postwar Taiwanese classical literature.

K570900 Seminar on Contemporary Literary Criticism / 3 credits
 The content includes:
     1.   T.S. Eliot,‖ Tradition and Individual Talent‖
     2.   Northrop,‖ The Function of Criticism at the Present Time‖
     3.   Roland Barthes,‖ What is Criticism?‖
     4.   Cornel West, ―Black Critics and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation‖
     5.   Gerald Graff,‖ Introduction: The Humanist Myth‖
     6.   Gauri Viswanathan,‖ Lessons of History‖
     7.   Comprehensive discussion I
     8.   Michel Foucault,‖ What Is an Author?‖
     9.   Paul de Man,‖ The Resistance to Theory‖
     10. J.Hillis Miller,‖ The Search for Grounds in Literary Study‖
     11. Bell Hooks,‖ Postmodern Blackness‖
     12. Aijaz Ahmad,‖ Literary Theory and `Third World Literature: Some
     13. Edward W. Said,‖ The Politics of Knowledge‖
     14. Comprehensive discussion II

K570800 Seminar on Postwar Modernism Literature / 3 credits
  The style of Taiwan writers deeply influenced after West modernism came to
Taiwan. ―Modernism literature‖ which were very popular in Taiwan 50‘ and 60‘s

mentioned in postwar literary history, are become ―modernism literature
tradition‖ which is different with West and have unique style of Taiwan. The
course is going to discuss these.

K571000 Japanese Research on Taiwanese Literature / 3 credits
   This course is to study about the Taiwanese historical and literary researches
written in Japanese. Three main purposes:
      1.   To train students the ability of analyzing the Japanese documents or
           records, and to train students to have the habit in reading Japanese
           documents or records.
      2.   The ability to criticize the researches of Japanese academic circles.
      3.   To learn the technique of writing the academic thesis, and to enlarge
           the field of vision of Taiwanese literature researches.
  Twelve main characters about literature, history, decree, the policy of language,
and cultural researches will be studied.
  Isoda kazuo, kawamura Mitsato, Namiki Masato, Komagomi Takeshi,
Kitaguwa Genzon, Nakamura Mitsuo…etc.

K570700 Cultural studies and Taiwanese Literature / 3 credits
 This course is to study the classical these of cultural researches. The focus of
this course is on the important general ideas of Taiwanese researches, like cultural
materialism, sex theory, the popular culture…etc.
  The outline of this course includes:
      1. What is cultural research, the history of cultural researches?
      2.   The basic idea of cultural researches (1) Ideology, Subjectivity,
      3.   The basic idea of cultural researches (2) Language, Sign, Text, the
           thread of thought
      4.   The selected readings of the important theories(1)
      5.   The selected readings of the important theories(2)
      6.   The relationship between cultural researches and Taiwanese literature.

K551600 Interpretative reading of Documents in Japanese / 3 credits
   This course is to enhance students the ability of analyzing Japanese, so that
they can understand some certain cultural and general knowledge about Japan.
Owing to this course is to analyze the Japanese Documents; students must have
the intermediate Japanese level. (Two years of the Japanese studying experience
will be better.)

K551700 Seminar on Important Figures and Thoughts in Modern Taiwanese
History / 3credits
  In the Taiwanese researching field, ―thought‖ is a subject that people seldom
touch or open up and develop. This course is to study the literary works written
by the people who have affected all Taiwanese. And will discuss what they had
thought in the modern times? Why would they think so? What influence might be
made in Taiwan by this thought? Thirteen topics will be studied, including:
  Li Chun-sheng, Hong Chi-sheng, Izawa Shuji, Gotoh Shinpei, Liu Ker-ming,
Wu Der-gong, Chai Pei-hou, Houng Cheng-chong,… etc.

K551500 Seminar on Women’s Prose in Post-war Taiwan / 3 credits
   The developing history of women‘s prose during the ten years in post-war
Taiwan (1950-1960), was only a subsidiary of the literary history in the 50‘,
because of the anti-communism and the national policy. Modernism in the 60‘,
native literature in the 70‘, women‘s prose was still a feeble sound. The purpose
of this course is to supplement this insufficiency through concerning about this
field. Twelve women‘s prose will be studied in this course, including: Chang
Chiu-ya, Chu Chong-pei, Ai-wen, Chi-jun, Chang Chiau-feng, etc.

K551800 Literature, Culture and Society / 3 credits
  This course is to engage different fields of the experts and scholars to do the
monographic study for the needs of the students‘ academic specialty, and to
enhance students‘ ability of discussing and academic researches.

K561500 Seminar on Sociolinguistics / 3 credits
 The topics include:
    1. Multilingualism

     2.    diglossia
     3.    digraphia, language and orthography
     4.    language attitude,
     5.    language choice and use
     6.    codeswitching
     7.    language maintenance and shift,
     8.    Creoles and pidgins, language change
     9.    standardization and planning
     10.   language, nationalism and colonialism
     11.   language identity and ideology,
     12.   linguistic human rights,
     13.   language policy.

K561400 Body/ Memory/ Knowledge / 3credits
  Week one – week eight: reading and discussing the article about Body/
Memory/ Knowledge.
  Week night – week eighteen: practicing the theory and knows how the theory is
used to analyze the cultural products and cultural phenomenon in Taiwan.


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