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Spring 2017

CHIN 102-01

First Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-02

First Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L1

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-09:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L2

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L3

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 194-01

Masterpieces of Chinese Literature

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 217
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: *First day attendance required* This course introduces students to masterpieces of Chinese poetry, drama, philosophy, and history. We begin with ancient folk songs and poems and progress historically to China’s first winner of the Nobel prize for literature, the 21st century author Gao Xingjian. The Chinese word for “literature” -- “wenxue” -- literally means “the study (xue) of patterns (wen).” In class we will search for thematic, rhythmic, stylistic, and philosophical patterns that structure individual texts. We will also discover broader social patterns that transcend individual works and bind the tradition together. Among the recurring themes we shall encounter are love and separation, loyal service to one’s country and ruler, nostalgia for the past, war, and death. All texts will be read in English translation; no knowledge of Chinese language or literature is expected. There will be frequent writing assignments.

CHIN 204-01

Second Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-02

Second Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L1

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 228
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L2

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L3

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 270
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-01

Third Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-L1

Third Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 300
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-L2

Third Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Ziwei Zhu

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 408-01

Fourth Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Jin Stone

Notes: This course is designed for students who have achieved general proficiency in all aspects of Chinese language learning, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They are considered beyond the levels of proficiency of their 3rd year counterparts and are ready to delve deeper into more sophisticated textual readings, including short works of fiction, periodical readings and more frequent use of primary reference materials. Students will work to improve their listening skills while working with TV, movie, and news scripts and give greater attention to developing a more sophisticated writing style in Chinese. This course is conducted completely in Chinese. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

CHIN 494-01

Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the West

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room: NEILL 110
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: Chinese and Westerners have long been fascinated by one another. As early as the sixteenth century Europeans praised China for its meritocratic examination system, delicate porcelain, and elegant gardens. Yet they also reviled China as the home of tyrannical despots. Conversely, Chinese saw in Europe models of liberal education and democracy. But they also denounced imperialist exploitation and aggression. This capstone seminar examines select encounters between China and the West and inquires both how these encounters shaped each culture’s perceptions of the other and how these interactions affected local cultural identities. What ideals and anxieties did Chinese and Europeans project upon one another, and what accounts for the dramatic fluctuations in Chinese and Western views toward one another over time? Fluency in Chinese is required.

Fall 2017

CHIN 101-01

First Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: This course is an introduction to Chinese language and culture. It offers instruction and practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write in Chinese. (4 credits)

CHIN 101-02

First Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 112
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: This course is an introduction to Chinese language and culture. It offers instruction and practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write in Chinese. (4 credits)

CHIN 101-L1

First Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 02:30 pm-03:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: This course is an introduction to Chinese language and culture. It offers instruction and practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write in Chinese. (4 credits)

CHIN 101-L2

First Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: This course is an introduction to Chinese language and culture. It offers instruction and practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write in Chinese. (4 credits)

CHIN 101-L3

First Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 217
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: This course is an introduction to Chinese language and culture. It offers instruction and practice in basic sentence patterns and conversational expressions to enable students to speak and write in Chinese. (4 credits)

CHIN 194-01

Teachers and Students

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: *First Year Course only* Confucius said, “If I point out one corner of a square and the student can't come back with the other three, I won't show him again." Hillel opined, “The shy one cannot learn, and the impatient one cannot teach.” Cultures ancient and modern have reflected on the responsibilities of teachers and students, and grappled with what constitutes an effective teacher or a successful student. What are the virtues—and perils—of discipleship? Of charisma? Should a teacher be gentle or forceful? Strict or lenient? Are teachers creators or conduits of tradition? This seminar will explore these questions in a range of contexts, Chinese and Western, historical and modern. Genres studied will include literature and film, as well as philosophical and religious texts.

CHIN 203-01

Second Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: LIBR 250
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 203-02

Second Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: LIBR 250
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 203-L1

Second Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:00 am-10:00 am
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 203-L2

Second Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 203-L3

Second Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 02:30 pm-03:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and begin to work with short texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 255-01

China on Screen

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: NEILL 226
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: *Cross-listed with ASIA 255-01; film screenings Monday evening 7-9pm, Neill 226* From Kongfu Panda to the Great Wall, “China” is imagined in a variety of (problematic) ways in transnational cinema. What contribute to the global imagination of China? This course is an overview of China on the silver screen. It examines how Chinese films represent the development and transformation of Chinese identity. Topics under discussion include: how masculine and feminine virtues became emblems of a nation striving for modernity; how films were politically appropriated for socialist construction; how the revolutionary past has been cinematically framed, remembered and critiqued in the post-Mao era; and how China’s deep tradition was consciously or unconsciously re-created and revised as a spectacle to engage the curious gaze of the global market.The course starts from the silent film period and extends to the fifth generation directors, underground filmmaking, and the revival of martial arts genre in the greater China area. Feature films from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong will be screened and discussed. Secondary articles and books are also assigned in conjunction with the films. The course is organized thematically and moves chronologically. No prior knowledge of China or Chinese is required.

CHIN 305-01

Third Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 111
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 204. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and expand work with texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 305-L1

Third Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 404
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 204. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and expand work with texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 305-L2

Third Year Chinese I Lab

  • Days: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 204. While the emphasis is placed on listening and speaking skills, students continue their study of characters and expand work with texts. (4 credits)

CHIN 407-01

Fourth Year Chinese I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Jin Stone

Notes: This course is designed for students who have achieved general proficiency in all aspects of Chinese language learning, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They are considered beyond the levels of proficiency of their 3rd year counterparts and are ready to delve deeper into more sophisticated textual readings, including short works of fiction, periodical readings and more frequent use of primary reference materials. Students will work to improve their listening skills while working with TV, movie, and news scripts and give greater attention to developing a more sophisticated writing style in Chinese. This course is conducted completely in Chinese. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

Spring 2018

CHIN 102-01

First Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jin Stone

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-02

First Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Jin Stone

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L1

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L2

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 102-L3

First Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 02:30 pm-03:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 101. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-01

Second Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-02

Second Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L1

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 10:10 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L2

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 204-L3

Second Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of CHIN 203. (4 credits)

CHIN 258-01

Gender and Sexuality in China

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: *Cross-listed with ASIA 258-01 and WGSS 258-01*

How are masculinity and femininity defined and transformed in modern and contemporary Chinese culture? How is the culturally constructed gender related to a larger social context? Through a rigorous analysis of the content and structure of modern and contemporary novels and films, this course examines the literary representation of gender and sexuality and its reltaion to the tumultuous social transformations, and engages with a variety of themes including: May Fourth enlightenment, anti-Japanese war, Socialist constructino, the Cultural Revolution, and the liberalization of the post-Mao era. This course seeks to help students develop critical views of Chinese society and culture from gendered perspective, and gain familiarity with major authors, genres, and literary movements. This course assumes no prior knowledge of China or Chinese, and all reading materials are in English. Cross-listed with Asian Studies 258 and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 258. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-01

Third Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Patricia Anderson

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-L1

Third Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 306-L2

Third Year Chinese II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: STAFF

Notes: Continuation of Chinese 305. (4 credits)

CHIN 408-01

Fourth Year Chinese II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Xin Yang

Notes: This course is designed for students who have achieved general proficiency in all aspects of Chinese language learning, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They are considered beyond the levels of proficiency of their 3rd year counterparts and are ready to delve deeper into more sophisticated textual readings, including short works of fiction, periodical readings and more frequent use of primary reference materials. Students will work to improve their listening skills while working with TV, movie, and news scripts and give greater attention to developing a more sophisticated writing style in Chinese. This course is conducted completely in Chinese. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

CHIN 494-01

Capstone

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Rivi Handler-Spitz

Notes: