Explore the wonders of Chinese literature in the time of the Yuan dynasty
Chinese drama is a brilliant crystalisation of Chinese performing arts, and ‘The Injustice to Dou E’ is one of the genre’s greatest examples.
This thirteenth-century play remains a much-quoted classic in China, and – with its startlingly realistic portrayal of injustice in the Yuan dynasty – still captivates modern audiences.
On this course, you’ll study the history and development of Chinese drama, learning how to define and analyse Zaju opera, and ultimately closely examine the famous play itself.
What topics will you cover?
The History and Definition of Chinese Drama
Development of Chinese Drama
The Characteristics of Yuan Zaju
Characters and Plot of Yuan Zaju
The Plot of The Injustice to Dou E
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone wishing to know more about the developlent of Chinese drama, the history of the Yuan period, or explore the performance of Zaju.
Who developed the course?
National Chiao Tung University
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.
National Chengchi University
National Chengchi University (NCCU), founded in 1927, is known in Taiwan as one of the leading schools for researching and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.