This course explores masterpieces of traditional Chinese fiction written in the Ming-Qing period.
Chinese cinema, broadly defined to include films from Hong Kong and Taiwan, from its inception at the turn of the century to the present. Explores Chinese film as an art form, an instrument of political propaganda, and a medium of mass entertainment. No background required, although some knowledge of modern Chinese history is helpful. Conducted in English.
Introduction to theory and research related to Chinese and other foreign language teaching methods with the emphasis on their application to Chinese teaching. Other topics include language pedagogy, lesson planning, teaching techniques, material development, testing, and teacher development.
This course focuses on the representation of women and the constitution of gender in Chinese culture as seen through literature and mass media. It focuses on literary and visual representations of women to examine important issues such as the relationship between gender and power, self and society, and tradition and modernity. This course has a dual goal: to explore how women's social role has evolved from pre-modern China to the present and to examine important issues such as women's agency, "inner-outer" division, and the yin-yang dichotomy in Chinese literature and culture. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Chinse majors.
Selected expository and critical essays and short stories by contemporary authors. This advanced-level Chinese language course focuses on extensively building up formal vocabulary and phrases and developing critical reading and comprehension skills.
An introduction to the vocabulary, grammar and rhetorical features of classical Chinese; readings of core texts in the tradition of Chinese philosophical and historical discourse.
A continuation of Intermediate Chinese. Further expansion of vocabulary and extensive practice in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Review of Chinese grammar as needed. Conducted in Chinese.