Singapore University of Social Sciences

Ci of Su Shi and Xin Qiji (苏辛词)

Ci of Su Shi and Xin Qiji (苏辛词) (CLT115)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

Both Su Shi and Xin Qiji are widely considered to be two of the greatest writers of Ci in the Song Dynasty. This course introduces the life journey of Su Shi and Xin Qiji and through critical reading of their works, students will survey the changes in the poets’ works throughout their lifetime. Secondly, the two works are compared in terms of tone, theme, etc. to shed light on their similarities and differences.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Su Shi’s life experience and the artistic characteristics and influence of Su Shi’s poems 苏轼的生平经历及苏词的艺术特点和影响
  • Selected Readings from the Early Hangzhou Period 早期杭州时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Mizhou Period 密州时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Xuzhou and Huzhou Period 徐州、湖州时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Huangzhou Period 黄州时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the post-Huangzhou Period 黄州以后词选读
  • Xin Qiji's life experience and the artistic characteristics and influence of Su Shi's poems 辛弃疾的生平经历及辛词的艺术特点和影响
  • Selected Readings from the Jianghuai and Two Lakes Periods 江淮两湖时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Daihu Period 带湖时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Minnan Period 闽南时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Piaoquan Period 瓢泉时期词选读
  • Selected Readings from the Zhejiang Qianshan Period 两浙铅山时期词选读
  • An overview of th

Learning Outcome

  • State the life experiences of Su Shi and Xin Qiji and the historical background of their times
  • Describe the artistic characteristics of Su Shi’s and Xin Qiji’s Ci, and the changes in different periods of their life
  • Illustrate Su Shi’s and Xin Qiji’s literary achievements and influence
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between Su Shi’s and Xin Qiji’s Ci styles
  • Explain Su Shi’s and Xin Qiji’s contributions to the development of Tang poetry
  • Apply knowledge from the course to appreciate the Ci of Su Shi and Xin Qiji
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