University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ALL 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How the strange/alien is constructed in premodern Chinese/Japanese literature. East Asian theories of the strange and their role in the classical tale, through the works of Pu Songling, Ueda Akinari, and others. Role of Buddhist cosmology/salvation in other works (e.g., Journey to the West, drama). prereq: Some coursework in East Asia recommended