110f--AS 111s Elementary Chinese
This course introduces Mandarin Chinese and emphasizes development
of oral proficiency as well as gradual acquisition of reading
and writing skills. Supplements class work with laboratory practice.
Uses a computer program to practice pronunciation and Chinese
5 meetings; 6 credits each semester (credit contingent upon enrollment
in both the first and second semesters)
212f--AS 213s Intermediate Chinese
This course continues elementary Chinese. Emphasizes equally
speaking, listening, reading, and writing modern Chinese. Supplements
class work with audio- and videotapes. Uses Chinese software
to write journals in Chinese.
Prereq.AS111 or equivalent; 5 meetings; 6 credits each semester.
This course helps studenst to build both linguistic and communicative
competence in Mandarin Chinese through reading, discussiong,
and writing about authentic texts. Newspapers, essays, and short
stories will be the teaching materials for the course. An interactive
approach will be incorporated into the curriculum to improve
students' conversational skills. The class will be conducted
mostly in Chinese, and class hours will be supplemented by individual
work in the language Rescource Center.
Prereq.Asian Studies 213 or equivalent; 4 credits.
Satisfies Humanities I-A requirements.
240 Women in Chinese Literature
This course examines various modes of representation by which
women have been portrayed in traditional Chinese literature.
Through our close reading of a wide range of materials, including
poetry, fiction, essays, and drama from 600 BC to the end of
19th century, the course seeks to explorenew perspectives on
issues relating to gender studies, such as how the image(s) of
women changed throughout Chinese history, what kind of heroines
were favored by Chinese writers, and whether "women"
becomes a literary trope for Chinese society in the imperial
Contemporary Chinese Fiction
A study of representative Chinese fictional writings from 1949
to the present focusing on the ways in which issues of individual
and national identity, modernity, and gender have been probed
and represented by different generations of Chinese writers.
A particular emphasis will be placed on the novels and short
stories published since the 1980s, in which both traditional
ideology and literary styles are seriously questioned and challenged.
Readings include works by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian and
other famous writers such as Wang Meng, Zhang Xianliang, Zhang
Jie, Wang Anyi, Yu Hua, Su Tong, ect.
Ms. Ying Wang
MW: 1:15-2:30pm, 4 credits. Satisfies Humanities I-A requirements.
Ciruti Language Center at MHC