This course will be a comparative study of Chinese and Western (primarily English) lyric poetry. Its main interest is to explore the world of feeling as expressed in the poetry of these two vastly different worlds: China and the West. The focus of this exploration will be on the language of feeling in a poetic medium. The purpose of this course is not simply to locate some of the fundamental similarities and differences between the two poetic traditions, but to appreciate how such findings are essential to a better understanding of the two cultures.
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