Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410184 Rhymed Writings in Song Dynasty 2.0 2
Description The course is so designed that the students might know much more about important writers on the rhymed verses in Song Dynasty and about the rhymed writings. Where does the Song verses come from? What are some of the basic skills for composing rhymed writings? What are some of the differences between the literary styles in the first half and the second half of the Song Dynasty? Who are the most representative writers (and their particular properties in writing)? A lot of examples from different categories are included in the course-Descriptive, Historical, Emotional, Patriotic and Expressive, so that the students are able to recognize and thus learn the scope, techniques and rhetoric of composing rhymed verses. Strong foundation in knowing how to enjoy the rhymed verses in Song Dynasty can thereafter be well built.