Chinese Courses - Fall

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FALL 2021

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum


 

GRADUATE Courses

PROSEMINAR I: CRITICAL APPROACHES TO EAST ASIAN STUDIES (CR. 3)
16:217:501:01:20315
M; 3:00 - 6:00 PM; ONLINE
XIAOJUE WANG

The object of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the major paradigms of literary, historical, and cultural studies in order to help students generate critical contexts for analyzing and understanding East Asian literature, history, and culture in a comparative framework. The readings consist of works of East Asian literature in translation, religious works, theoretical texts, and academic monographs related to the above-mentioned fields. Emphasis will be placed on careful reading and thoughtful discussion of weekly assignments. This class meets for three hours each week, during which students respond to the texts and engage in group discussion. In addition to class discussion, students are required to participate in Canvas class discussions to post comments and share insights before each session.


INTERDISCIPLINARY TOPICS IN EAST ASIA: UNDERSTANDING ASIAN COMMUNITY (CR. 3)
16:217:512:01:13115
TTH, 3:00 - 4:20 PM; MU-301
WEIJIE SONG

This course will explore how to understand Asian community with specific approaches to modern literature, film, history, culture and society in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and other areas. A few leading scholars and rising stars from America, Asia, and other regions of the world will deliver a wide range of lectures about Asian Community in terms of literary narrative, cinematic imagination, interdisciplinary and multimedia representation. The course instructor will lead related discussions and provide further introduction to the major topics with regard to the understanding of East Asia and Asian community at large


WOMEN IN PRE-MODERN CHINA (CR. 3)
16:217:515:01:13700
Cross-listed with 
01:165:476:01:13699
T; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; SC-220
JESSEY CHOO

An overview of women (metaphorical or real) in premodern China, introducing students to many roles women palyed in Chinese society. Examines how women were perceived and portrayed in texts written by themselves and men.


READINGS IN MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE (CR. 3)
16:217:531:01:13698
Cross-listed with 01:165:451:13697
Prerequisites: 01:165:302 or 01:165:322 or equivalent

TH; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; SC-220
WEIJIE SONG

Modern Chinese literary and critical texts, historical analysis and cultural imagination.


SEMINAR ON CHINESE DIALECTOLOGY AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS (CR. 3)
16:217:547:01:13696
Cross-listed with 01:165:425:01:13695
Prerequisites: 165:302 or 165:322 or equivalent
M; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; SC-101
SIMMONS

Examination of the Chinese dialects and their sociolinguistic contexts with emphasis on their description, relationships, historical origins, rural and urban varieties, and development form earliest diversity to the present.


 

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