Fourth Year Modern Chinese 2

CAS LC 412 (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 required.

Topics in Chinese through Media

CAS LC 420 (4 credits)

Introduction to Chinese-language media from various countries and critical analysis of differences in reporting on current events. Topics may include economic, political, legal, socio-cultural issues, and various media. Conducted in Chinese. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Topic for Fall 2014: Business News in Multiple Chinese Media.

Topics in Chinese Culture (in Chinese)

CAS LC 421 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2011: The Three Kingdoms by Luo Guangzhong.

Mass Media and Social Change in Modern China

CAS LC 440 (4 credits)

The Chinese press, radio, and television from their late nineteenth-century beginnings to the present as major forces shaping public opinion and mass culture. Focus on the cultural, economic, and political implications of the media, including entertainment and advertising.

The Chinese Novel

CAS LC 450 (4 credits)

In-depth study of Chinese fiction from the classical tradition to modern times. Readings from significant works, illuminating issues in Chinese history and culture: Dream of the Red Chamber, Three Kingdoms, Outlaws of the Marsh, and modern classics.

Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

CAS LC 470 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2014: Gender in East Asian Film. What roles have cinematic representations played in constructing or challenging gender norms in twentieth century East Asia? How have images of sexuality evolved across linguistic and cultural boundaries in East Asia? Films from China, Japan, and Korea. No prerequisites. Also offered as CAS LJ 451 B1, CAS LK 470 A1, and CAS XL 382 A1.

Workshop on Translating and Interpreting Chinese

CAS LC 486 (4 credits)

Enhances students' knowledge of Chinese by developing practical skills in translating and interpreting. Students practice translating a variety of text types, using various dictionaries and internet sources, and interpreting in different situations.

Directed Study: Chinese

CAS LC 491 (Var credits)

Application form available in department.

Directed Study: Chinese

CAS LC 492 (Var credits)

Application form available in department.

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