CHI 101

Elementary Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

An introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing oral-aural facility and the use of language structure for communication. Five hours of class. No credit given for CHI 101 unless followed by CHI 102.

CHI 102

Elementary Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

Continued study of modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five hours of class.

CHI 103

Intensive Elementary Chinese

Professor/Instructor

An intensive course covering 101 and 102 in one semester for beginning heritage learners and students with fair fluency and limited ability in reading and writing skills. The course will emphasize reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: instructor's permission (oral interview in Chinese). Five hours of class.

CHI 105

Intermediate Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

A study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese dialogue. Five hours of class.

CHI 107

Intermediate Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

Continuing the study of modern spoken and written Chinese, this course shifts the emphasis to the reading of contemporary Chinese cultural and social issues. Five hours of class.

CHI 108

Intensive Intermediate Chinese

Professor/Instructor

An intensive course that covers 105 and 107 in one semester for students who have completed 103. Conducted in Chinese, with emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: 103 or instructor's permission. Five hours of class.

CHI 301

Introduction to Classical Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

Chih-p'ing Chou

CHI 301 not only provides basic training for students in classical Chinese, but also introduces students to theme-based readings about important cultural aspects of pre-modern China, such as the concept of Dao, life and death, etc. Each theme is consisted of passages selected from Chinese classics and short essays or stories full of wisdom and wit from later dynasties. This course will not only improve your four skills in Chinese language but also enhance your understanding of traditional Chinese philosophy and culture in general. Three hours of classes conducted in Chinese.

CHI 302

Introduction to Classical Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

Chih-p'ing Chou

Following CHI 301, the readings for CHI 302 is also theme-based and includes more philosophical and cultural topics of pre-modern China such as debates between various philosophical schools, military and political strategies, law, etc. Three hours of classes conducted in Chinese.

CHI 303

Third-Year Modern Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

Designed to develop further the student's overall language skills through reading and discussion of contemporary affairs published in Chinese newspapers. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 105-107, or instructor's permission.

CHI 304

Third-Year Modern Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

A continuation of CHI 303, designed to improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of newspaper essays and commentaries. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 303 or instructor's permission.

CHI 305

Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

CHI 305 is an intensive intermediate class designed for heritage learners and students who are interested in current political and social issues in Chinese affairs.

CHI 306

Intensive Third-Year Modern Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

A continuation of 305, designed to further improve the student's facility in written and oral expression through a close study of essays published in contemporary Chinese newspapers and magazines. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 305 or instructor's permission.

CHI 401

Advanced Classical Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese.

CHI 402

Advanced Classical Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

Continuation of 401. Intensive introduction to classical Chinese through the study of selections from ancient texts. Four classes conducted in Chinese.

CHI 403

Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

Reading and discussion of selections from Chinese scholarly journals and newspapers on contemporary Chinese political, economic, and social issues. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 304 or instructor's permission.

CHI 404

Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

A continuation of 403. Reading and discussion of scholarly writings in the fields of Chinese literature and modern Chinese intellectual history. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 403, or instructor's permission.

CHI 405

Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese I

Professor/Instructor

CHI 405 is an intensive advanced Chinese class designed for heritage learners. It focuses on reading and discussion based on Chinese scholarly journals, popular essays, and newspaper articles. Students are exposed to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres, as well as some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Four hours of class conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 306 or instructor's permission.

CHI 406

Intensive Fourth-Year Modern Chinese II

Professor/Instructor

Continued reading and discussion of scholarly writings on modern Chinese literature. This course also exposes students to the social issues China has faced in recent years, while discussing various aspects of contemporary Chinese society. Four hours of class, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: 405 or instructor's permission.

CHI 411 / EAS 411

Readings in Modern Chinese Intellectual History

Professor/Instructor

Chih-p'ing Chou

Designed to give students who have had advanced training in both classical and modern Chinese an opportunity for directed readings in their own fields. The focus of readings is modern Chinese intellectual history. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission.

CHI 412 / EAS 412

Readings in Classic Chinese Short Stories

Professor/Instructor

Chih-p'ing Chou

Focuses on reading and discussing selections from Feng Menglong's Sanyan, the most popular and well-known collection of classic Chinese short stories published in the late 16th century. One class, two hours of discussion, conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: three or more years of modern Chinese, or instructor's permission.

HIS 207 / EAS 207

History of East Asia to 1800

Professor/Instructor

Thomas Donald Conlan, Willard James Peterson

General introduction to major themes in the cultural, intellectual, and institutional history of China and Japan, with some attention to Korea and Southeast Asia. Two lectures, one preceptorial.

HIS 208 / EAS 208

East Asia since 1800

Professor/Instructor

Janet Y. Chen, Federico Marcon

The civilizations of East Asia at the beginning of the modern era; the impact of the West; the contrasting responses of China, Japan, and Korea to the confrontation; the development of the present societies. Assignments will be drawn from contemporary sources as well as from secondary accounts. Two lectures, one preceptorial.

ART 217 / EAS 217

The Arts of Japan

Professor/Instructor

Andrew Mark Watsky

Surveys arts of Japan from the pre-historic period through the present day. Painting, sculpture, and architecture form the core of study. Examines critical role of other forms, including calligraphy, lacquer, and ceramics. Takes close account of the broader cultural and historical contexts in which art was made. Topics include ongoing tension in Japanese art between foreign and indigenous, role of ritual in Japan's visual arts, re-uses of the past, changing loci of patronage, and formats and materials of Japanese art. For department majors, this course satisfies the Group 1, 2, or 3 distribution requirement. Two lectures, one preceptorial.

EAS 221

Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature

Professor/Instructor

Atsuko Ueda

The course will cover major writers and works of the 20th century. We will examine how Japanese writers responded to modern fictional and linguistic forms imported from the West, how they negotiated what they had inherited from their long and illustrious literary past, and how postwar writers view their newly "democratized" world.

EAS 225 / ANT 323

Japanese Society and Culture

Professor/Instructor

Amy Beth Borovoy

An exploration of Japanese labor, gender and feminism, crime and social control, race and notions of homogeneity, nationalism and youth culture. The course considers Japan's struggle to come to terms with the West while at the same time integrating its past. It also looks at American misperceptions of Japanese society and economics. Two lectures, one preceptorial.