01:165:242 Classical Chinese Popular Fiction and Drama in Translation 

Grading: Attendance and participation 20 %, Class presentation 20%, Final project presentation 20%, Final paper 40%

Every student should actively participate in classroom discussions.

During every meeting, we need one student to give a brief presentation. The presenter should discuss important themes in the story you read and raise questions about the plot and characters. He or she may also discuss the connection between the primary and secondary materials. The instructor and other students will respond to the presenter’s questions. The presentation should run about 15–18 minutes.

At the end of the semester, each student should deliver a final presentation. In this presentation, you should let us know the topic of your final paper, your main argument, and the textual evidence that supports your argument.

Students should write a full-fledged final paper with a clear argument. Please combine primary and secondary sources and analyze texts thoroughly. You should include footnotes and a bibliography. For citations, you may use CMS, MLA, or APA, as long as the citation practice is consistent throughout the paper. Quick guides for all three styles can be found under the “Research and Citation” tab at the Purdue Writing Lab website: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

As a member of the Rutgers community, you are expected to demonstrate integrity in your academic endeavors. Your paper should be your own original work. If you want to use words or ideas from other sources, please make sure you identify the sources and provide footnotes. If you quote a passage from a book, an article, or a website, please indent the quoted passage and use single spacing. Any work that has been submitted in another course is generally not allowed to be submitted in this course unless you have the permission from your instructor.

It is the policy of Rutgers to make reasonable academic accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and wish to request accommodations to complete your course requirements, please contact the office of disability services and ask to speak with a coordinator (848-445-6800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) about accommodations.