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Screening Modern China (in English translation)

CAS LC 287 (4 credits)

Major Chinese films interpreted in light of modern Chinese history and culture. Focus on questions of national and cultural identity in films from the 1980s to the present day by directors from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In English.

Third Year Modern Chinese

CAS LC 311 (4 credits)

Readings in modern Chinese. Readings and discussion in Chinese of selected nonliterary and literary materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and essays. Regular compositions required.

Third Year Modern Chinese

CAS LC 312 (4 credits)

Readings and discussion in modern Chinese of selected nonliterary and literary materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and essays. Regular compositions required.

Chinese through Theater and Acting

CAS LC 313 (4 credits)

Emphasizes both oral and textual communication through reading, writing, discussing and performing live theater in Chinese. Explores cultural aspects of Chinese-speaking worlds and the expression of ideational/emotional/social meanings in theatrical settings that simulate real life.

Classical Chinese I for Students of East Asia

CAS LC 314 (4 credits)

Introductory readings in Classical Chinese for students of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Learn the shared literary language of premodern East Asia and read masterpieces of East Asian philosophy, history, poetry, and fiction in the original. Also offered as CAS LJ 314 and LK 314.

Classical Chinese

CAS LC 315 (4 credits)

Basic grammatical components of classical Chinese with emphasis on word and phrase construction, particles, and sentence structure. Original texts from ancient mythology, philosophy, literature, geography, medicine, science, and technology. Course conducted in Chinese.

Topics in Classical Chinese

CAS LC 316 (4 credits)

Reading and discussion of Classical Chinese literature for students with basic knowledge of Classical Chinese. (Course conducted in Chinese or English, depending on topic.) Topic for Spring 2015: Worlds of Chinese Poetry. Examines three millennia of Chinese poetry from the Classic of Poetry through Tang Poetry to Bei Dao. Fosters understanding of traditional society and culture through reading and discussion of select genres and authors. Improves listening, reading, writing skills in Mandarin. Taught in Mandarin.

Sr Indep Work

CAS LC 401 (4 credits)

Sr Indep Work

CAS LC 402 (4 credits)

Fourth Year Modern Chinese 1

CAS LC 411 (4 credits)

Advanced-level readings in modern Chinese. Discussion in Chinese of literary materials in various forms and styles. Special attention to works written between 1919 and 1949. Regular compositions and lab work (tapes and films).

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