Singapore University of Social Sciences

Modern Taiwan Literature (台湾现代文学)

Modern Taiwan Literature (台湾现代文学) (CLT256)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 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


CLT256 explores the development of modern Taiwanese literature through the introduction of important writers and their works, the analysis of the use of language in the works of different writers in different periods, the formation of literary styles, and the artistic ideas displayed in literature. In addition, this course further explores the relationship between the internal development of literature and external history, society, culture, and international geopolitics, and from the perspective of East Asian, Southeast Asian, and even world literature. Students will experience critical reading of modern Taiwanese literature, and attempt to understand the trajectory of its development and the interaction between the development of literature and other fields.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Traditional Chinese Literature 传统汉文学
  • Traditional Chinese Literature during the Japanese Occupation 日治时期传统汉文学
  • The development of new literature 新文学的开展
  • Taiwan Left-wing literature during the Japanese occupation 日治时期左翼文学
  • Taiwan Exotic Literature during the Japanese Occupation 日治时期异国情调文学
  • Taiwan Kou-Min Literature during the Japanese Occupation 日治时期皇民文学
  • Taiwan Modernist Literature 现代主义文学
  • Taiwan Nativist Literature 乡土文学
  • Taiwan Postmodernist Literature 后现代主义文学
  • Taiwan Postcolonial Literature 后殖民文学
  • Taiwan Aboriginal Literature 台湾原住民文学
  • Ecology and Nature Writing 生态与自然书写

Learning Outcome

  • 阐释台湾现代文学发展现象
  • 说明现代台湾文学语言、风格、思潮的形成
  • 叙述台湾现代文学发展背后的历史、文化、社会和地缘政治
  • 分析重要作家的文学风格及其在文学史上的地位
  • 检视文学发展与历史、文化、社会、地缘政治的关系
  • 应用所学知识比较和对比相似的文学风格和文学史的发展
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