The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) offers a major and a minor in Chinese language and culture. As a major in Chinese, a student can expect to gain some proficiency in the language and acquire a foundation in Chinese literature, history and culture from earliest times to the present. All students majoring in Chinese must complete first- and second-level Chinese or its equivalent. They also must complete a prerequisite 200-level Civilization course and the two-semester literature survey, as well as additional advanced-level courses (300- and 400-level). In addition, all prime majors must complete the required EALC Capstone Experience.

The department strongly encourages overseas study of Chinese language and culture. All majors and minors are expected to maintain at least a B- average in all departmental courses.

Language Placement: Placement tests are required for all students entering our language programs, with the exception of those students who have had no previous exposure to the language and wish to enroll in the first semester of the first year of instruction. Students who test into second-year Chinese and satisfactorily complete (with a grade of B- or better) at least one semester of language study may petition for 3 units of retroactive credit; students who test into third year or above and satisfactorily complete (with a grade of B- or better) at least one semester of language study may petition for 6 units of retroactive credit. Credit is limited to 3 units for testing into second year and 6 units for testing into third year or above. Please note that students with native language proficiency as determined by the Chinese language section, as well as students who enroll in courses below their placement level, are ineligible for retroactive credit units. Students who misrepresent their language proficiency so as to gain entrance into a course at the elementary or intermediate level will be dropped from that course.

Phone:314-935-4448
Email:ealc@wustl.edu
Website:http://ealc.wustl.edu

The Major in Chinese Language and Culture

Units required: 24 upper-level (300-level or above) units

Prerequisites:
  1. First- and second-level Modern Chinese or the equivalent
  2. Chinese 227C Chinese Civilization

Requirements:

24 advanced (300-level) and above units to include:

  1. Chinese 341 Early and Imperial Chinese Literature
  2. Chinese 342 Literature of Modern and Contemporary China
  3. 400-level Capstone course (prime majors)
  • Chinese prime majors may satisfy their capstone requirement in one of two ways, both of which require a presentation at the EALC Senior Symposium in the spring.

a) Successful completion of a senior honors thesis. This option, which also entitles the student to Latin Honors, requires a minimum of a 3.65 GPA. The thesis is researched and written over two semesters, for a total of 6 units, which are in addition to the 24 upper-level units required for the major.

b) Successful completion of an approved 400-level seminar course, to be taken in the senior year. (This course may be included among the 24 advanced units for the major.)

Additional Information

  1. With adviser approval, students may include one course in a related area offered outside the department among the 24 advanced units. (For example, a student with focus on China/Chinese may take one course in Film and Media Studies or Art History that focuses on China.) With adviser approval, students may count one course from another area within the department among the 24 advanced units. (For example, a student with focus on China/Chinese may take one course in either Korean or Japanese.)
  2. Students must earn at least a B- in language courses in order to continue to the next level. They must also maintain at least a B- average in all required courses for the major. Students who do not meet this requirement may either repeat the course(s) in question or earn at least a B- in an approved equivalent course or courses (either during the summer or in a study abroad program).
  3. Courses for the major may not be taken Credit/No Credit.
  4. Normally, no more than 6 units of transfer or study abroad non-language courses may be applied to the major.
  5. Normally, no more than 3 units of Independent Study may be counted toward the required upper-level 24 units.
  6. EALC awards Departmental Honors to majors as an acknowledgment of exemplary work in the major.

The Minor in Chinese Language and Culture

Units required: 18 units

Requirements:

  • Two semesters of Chinese language
  • At least 9 units must be 300-level or above
  • And the following three courses: 
Chinese 227CChinese Civilization3
Chinese 341Early and Imperial Chinese Literature3
Chinese 342Literature of Modern and Contemporary China3

 Additional Information

  • Students must earn at least a B- in their language courses in order to continue to the next level. They must also maintain at least a B- average in all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements. Students who do not meet this requirement may either repeat the course(s) in question or successfully complete an approved equivalent course or courses (either during the summer or in a study abroad program).
  • Courses for the minor may not be taken Credit/No Credit.
  • Normally, no more than 3 units of transfer or study abroad non-language courses may be applied to the minor.

Visit https://courses.wustl.edu to view semester offerings for L04 Chinese.


L04 Chinese 101D First-Level Modern Chinese I

Introduction to the modern spoken and written national language of China. Five regular hours and additional drill or laboratory sessions as assigned by instructor. Students with some previous Chinese language background must take placement examination.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 102D First-Level Modern Chinese II

Continuation of 101D. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in 101D, or placement by examination. Five regular hours and additional drill or laboratory sessions as assigned by instructor.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 106 Beginning Chinese for Heritage Speakers I

This course is designed for students who have basic speaking and listening skills and some background in writing or reading. Three class hours plus one additional hour are required. Prerequisite: placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM


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L04 Chinese 107 Beginning Chinese for Heritage Speakers II

Continuation of 106. Emphasis on improving basic reading and writing skills. Three class hours plus one additional hour are required. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 106 or placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM


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L04 Chinese 126 Chinese for Medical Purposes

This course is the continuation of Beginning Chinese taught in the fall at the Shanghai Fudan program. The spring course is targeted specifically to pre-medicine and/ or health care students who have studied at the Shanghai Fudan program in the fall. Students without the Fudan experience can also enroll after language evaluation. Prerequisites: L04 101D, L04 117F or the equivalent.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 206 Intermediate Chinese for Heritage Speakers I

Designed for students who have either completed Chinese 107 or who have basic speaking and listening skills and mastery of at least 300 written characters. Three class hours plus one additional drill hour. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 107, or placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 207 Intermediate Chinese for Heritage Speakers II

Designed for students who have either completed Chinese 206 or who have basic speaking and listening skills and mastery of at least 800 written characters. Four class hours a week. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 206, or placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM


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L04 Chinese 211 Second-Level Modern Chinese I

The standard second-year level of instruction in modern Chinese. Students learn both long and short forms of characters. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 102D or placement by examination. Five hours a week, plus drill and laboratory sessions as required by instructor.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 212 Second-Level Modern Chinese II

The standard second-year level of instruction in modern Chinese. Students learn both long and short forms of characters. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 211 or placement by examination. Five hours a week, plus drill and laboratory sessions as required by instructor.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 227C Chinese Civilization

An introduction to Chinese culture through selected topics that link various periods in China's past with the present. Ongoing concerns are social stratification, political organization, the arts, gender relationships and the rationales for individual behavior, and the conceptions through which Chinese have identified their cultural heritage. Our readings include literary, philosophical and historical documents as well as cultural histories. Regular short writing assignments; take-home final. No prerequisites.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, SD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD, SD BU: BA, IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 303 The Taoist Tradition

This course offers an introduction to the history, practices and worldviews that define the Daoist tradition. Through both secondary scholarship and primary texts, we consider the history of Daoism in reference to the continuities and discontinuities of formative concepts, social norms, and religious practices. Our inquiry into this history centers on consideration of the social forces that have driven the development of Daoism from the second century to the modern day. Special consideration is given to specific Daoist groups and their textual and practical traditions: the Celestial Masters (Tianshi), Great Clarity (Taiqing), Upper Clarity (Shangqing), Numinous Treasure (Lingbao), and Complete Perfection (Quanzhen). Throughout the semester we also reflect on certain topics and themes concerning the Daoist tradition. These include constructions of identity and community, material culture, the construction of sacred space, and cultivation techniques.
Same as L23 Re St 303

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD BU: ETH EN: H


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L04 Chinese 3055 Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society

This course provides an introduction to emerging trends in Chinese culture and society. We will explore processes of change and continuity in the People's Republic, examining the complexity of social issues and the dynamics of cultural unity and diversity. While we will focus on the post-Mao reform era (1978 to the present), we will consider how contemporary developments draw upon the legacies of the Maoist revolution as well as the pre-socialist past. The course provides an overview of anthropological approaches to the study of contemporary China, introducing students to key concepts, theories, and frameworks integral to the analysis of Chinese culture and society. Readings, lectures, and discussions will highlight not only macro-level processes of social change and continuity but also the everyday experiences of individuals involved in these processes. We will pay particular attention to issues of family life, institutional culture, migration, religion, ethnicity, gender, consumption, and globalization.
Same as L48 Anthro 3055

Credit 3 units. A&S: SS, SD A&S IQ: SSC, SD Arch: SSC Art: SSC BU: IS EN: S


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L04 Chinese 306 Advanced Chinese for Heritage Speakers I

This course is designed for heritage students who have studied at least two years of Chinese (or equivalent) with grade B- or better to achieve greater proficiency in the oral and written use of the language through reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 307 Advanced Chinese for Heritage Speakers II

Continuation of Chinese 306.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 3162 Early Modern China

This course examines political, socioeconomic and intellectual-cultural developments in Chinese society from the middle of the 14th century to 1800. This chronological focus largely corresponds to the last two imperial dynasties, the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911). Thematically, the course emphasizes such early modern indigenous developments as increasing commercialization, social mobility and questioning of received cultural values.
Same as L22 History 3162

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 3163 Historical Landscape and National Identity in Modern China

This course attempts to ground the history of modern China in physical space such as imperial palaces, monuments and memorials, campus, homes and residential neighborhoods, recreational facilities, streets, prisons, factories, gardens and churches. Using methods of historical and cultural anthropological analysis, the course invests the places where we see with historical meaning. Through exploring the ritual, political and historical significance of historical landmarks, the course investigates the forces that have transformed physical spaces into symbols of national, local and personal identity. The historical events and processes we examine along the way through the sites include the changing notion of rulership, national identity, state-building, colonialism and imperialism, global capitalism and international tourism. Acknowledging and understanding the fact that these meanings and significances are fluid, multiple, contradictory, and changing over time are an important concern of this course.
Same as L03 East Asia 3163

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 316C Modern China

A survey of China's history from the clash with Western powers in the 1800s to the present day economic revolution. This course examines the background to the 1911 revolution that destroyed the old political order. Then it follows the great cultural and political movements that lead to the Communist victory in 1949. The development of the People's Republic will be examined in detail, from Mao to the global economy.
Same as L22 History 316C

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM BU: IS


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L04 Chinese 3263 Topics in East Asian Studies

A topics course on a variety of East Asian subjects.
Same as L03 East Asia 3263

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM Arch: HUM Art: HUM BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 330 Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

A topics course on Chinese literature and culture; topics vary by semester.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD BU: IS


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L04 Chinese 3310 19th-Century China: Violence and Transformation

This course traces the history of China over the course of the 19th century, with an emphasis on social and cultural history. This was one of the most tumultuous centuries in Chinese history, during which China faced threats from abroad in the form of Western and Japanese imperialism, and from within, in the form of environmental degradation and rebellions resulting in an unprecedented loss of human life. The 19th century has thus often been portrayed as a period of sharp decline for China. At the same time, we explore the ways in which the origins of the dynamic society and economy found in China today, as well as the worldwide influence of overseas Chinese, can be traced to this century of turmoil.
Same as L22 History 331

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD


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L04 Chinese 3352 China's Urban Experience: Shanghai and Beyond

The course studies the history of Chinese cities from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century. It situates the investigation of urban transformation in two contexts: the domestic context of modern China's reform and revolution; and the global context of the international flow of people, products, capitals and ideas. It chooses a local narrative approach and situates the investigation in one of China's largest, complex, and most dynamic and globalized cities — Shanghai. The experience of the city and its people reveals the creative and controversial ways people redefined, reconfigured and reshaped forces such as imperialism, nationalism, consumerism, authoritarianism, liberalism, communism and capitalism. The course also seeks to go beyond the "Shanghai model" by comparing Shanghai with other Chinese cities. It presents a range of the urban experience in modern China.
Same as L03 East Asia 3352

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 341 Early and Imperial Chinese Literature

An introduction to important genres and themes of Chinese literature through the study of major writers. Brief lectures on the writers' personal, social, intellectual and historical contexts; most class time is devoted to student discussions of masterworks as an avenue for understanding Chinese culture during selected historical periods. Required for all Chinese majors, and recommended for all Japanese and East Asian Studies majors. No prerequisites; all readings available in English translation.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, SD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD, SD Art: HUM BU: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 3415 Early Chinese Art: From Human Sacrifice to the Silk Road

This course examines Chinese art and material culture from the prehistoric period through the end of the medieval Tang dynasty, when the Chinese capital boasted a cosmopolitan population of more than one million people. Topics covered include Neolithic ceramics and jades, the bronzecasting tradition, funerary art and architecture, the Terracotta Army, the origins of Chinese brush arts, Buddhist painting and sculpture, and the varied exotica of the Silk Road. Each class teaches recent works together with the ancient to demonstrate how the origins of Chinese art and architecture continue to influence contemporary works. Prerequisites: Intro to Asian Art (L01 111) or permission of instructor.
Same as L01 Art-Arch 3415

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: AH, GFAH BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 342 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

An introduction to the major writers and works of Chinese literature from the turn of the 20th century to the present, including fiction, poetry and film. We look at these works in their relevant literary, sociopolitical and cultural contexts (including Western influences). Required for all Chinese majors, and recommended for all Japanese and East Asian Studies majors. No prerequisites; all readings in English translation.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, SD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD, SD Art: HUM BU: ETH


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L04 Chinese 3425 Classical to Contemporary Chinese Art

Surveying Chinese art and architecture from the 10th century through today, this course examines classical and imperial works as the foundation for modern and contemporary art. Engaging with the theoretical issues in art history, we also pay particular attention to questions of gender, social identity, cultural politics and government control of art. No prerequisites.
Same as L01 Art-Arch 3425

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: AH, GFAH BU: IS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 3426 20th-Century Chinese Art

This course explores the ways in which Chinese artists of the 20th century have defined modernity and tradition against the complex background of China's history. Through examining art works in different media along with other documentary materials, we engage with the theoretical issues in art history, such as modernity, cultural politics, and government control of art.
Same as L01 Art-Arch 3426

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: AH, GFAH EN: H


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L04 Chinese 360 Third-Level Modern Chinese I

Emphasis on improving speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Texts include Chinese newspapers and modern literary texts. Open to undergraduates only. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 212 or placement by examination.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 361 Third-Level Modern Chinese II

Continuation of advanced work in reading Chinese newspapers and modern literary texts. Open to undergraduates only. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 360 or placement by examination.

Credit 5 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 376 Topics in Comparative Literature


Same as L16 Comp Lit 375

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, SD A&S IQ: HUM, SD Art: HUM BU: IS


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L04 Chinese 382 Writing Women of Imperial China: Writing-Intensive Seminar

Women writers can be found throughout most of China's imperial history, and from the 16th century on, there were an extraordinary number of women writing and publishing their poetry collections. Despite this fact, only a very few writings by women were included in the traditional literary canon and until recently, they were not considered worthy of scholarly attention. Fortunately, there is now a growing body of critical studies on, and translations of, these women writers. In this course, we explore the writings of Chinese women from the first through to the early 20th centuries, and discuss the changing historical and social contexts within which these women wrote and the obstacles of both genre and gender that had to be overcome in order to ensure that their voices were heard. Prerequisite: at least one course in Chinese literature or culture, or instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, WI A&S IQ: HUM, LCD, WI BU: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 399 Undergraduate Independent Study

Prerequisite: permission of instructor and section head.

Credit variable, maximum 6 units.


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L04 Chinese 4011 Popular Culture and Consumption in Modern China

This writing-intensive seminar explores transformations in popular culture and everyday life in Chinese society since 1949 through an analytical focus on political economy and material culture. Drawing upon ethnographic texts, films and material artifacts, we investigate how the forces of state control and global capitalism converge to shape consumer desires and everyday habits in contemporary China. Case studies include eating habits, fashion standards, housing trends, entertainment, sports and counterfeit goods. Prerequisite: previous course in China studies (anthropology, economics, history, literature, philosophy or political science) required. Enrollment by instructor approval only.
Same as L48 Anthro 4011

Credit 3 units. A&S: SS, CD, WI A&S IQ: LCD, SSC Art: SSC EN: S


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L04 Chinese 403 Topics in East Asian Religion and Thought


Same as L23 Re St 403

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 410 Introduction to Traditional Literary Chinese I

Selected readings in premodern Chinese texts. Required of all majors in Chinese and students in fields of specialization where knowledge of literary Chinese is normally expected. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 427 or instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS Art: HUM BU: HUM, IS


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L04 Chinese 411 Introduction to Literary Chinese II

Selected readings in premodern Chinese texts. Required of all majors in Chinese and students in fields of specialization where knowledge of literary Chinese is normally expected. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 410 or instructor’s permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 414 Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

In this course we study Chinese philosophical texts from the classical period (ca. sixth–third centuries BCE). We read selections from the Analects, the Mengzi, the Xunzi, the Zhuanqzi, the Daodejing, and the Hanfeizi, in addition to commentaries on these primary texts. The readings are in classical Chinese with occasional supplemental readings in English and modern Chinese. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the language and grammar of Chinese philosophical texts, introduce students to the tradition of scholarly commentary, and explore a set of influential Chinese texts in the original language. Prerequisite: Chinese 411 or instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 418 Gender and Sexuality in East Asian Religions

In this course we explore the role of women in the indigenous religious traditions of China, Japan and Korea (Confucianism, Daoism, Shamanism and Shinto), as well as Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. We begin by considering the images of women (whether mythical or historical) in traditional religious scriptures and historical or literary texts. We then focus on what we know of the actual experience and practice of various types of religious women — nuns and abbesses; shamans and mediums; hermits and recluses; and ordinary laywomen — both historically and in more recent times. Class materials include: literary and religious texts; historical and ethnological studies; biographies and memoirs; and occasional videos and films. Prerequisites: This class is conducted as a seminar, with minimal lectures; substantial reading and writing; and lots of class discussion. For this reason, students who are not either upper-level undergraduates or graduate students, or who have little or no background in East Asian religion or culture, need to obtain the instructor's permission before enrolling.
Same as L23 Re St 418

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, SD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 4242 Culture and Politics in the People's Republic of China: New Approaches

This course inquires into the political, ideological and social frameworks that shaped the cultural production and consumption in the People's Republic of China (PRC). In the realm of literature, film, architecture, and material culture and everyday life, this course pays a close attention to the contestation and negotiation between policy makers, cultural producers, censors and consumers. Understanding the specific contour of how this process unfolded in China allows us to trace the interplay between culture and politics in the formative years of revolutionary China (1949-1966), high socialism (1966-1978), the reform era (1978-1992), and post-socialist China (1992 to present). The course examines new scholarship in fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, and gender studies; and it explores the ways in which new empirical sources, theoretical frameworks, and research methods reinvestigate and challenge conventional knowledge of the PRC that have been shaped by the rise and fall of Cold War politics, the development of area studies in the U.S., and the evolving U.S.-China relations. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate students must have taken no fewer than two China-related courses at the 300 level or higher. Graduate students should be proficient in scholarly Chinese, as they are expected to read scholarly publications and primary materials in Chinese.
Same as L03 East Asia 4242

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 427 Fourth-Level Modern Chinese I

Readings in advanced texts covering a wide variety of fields in social sciences and humanities. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 361 or 421, or placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS BU: IS


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L04 Chinese 428 Fourth-Level Modern Chinese II

Readings in advanced texts covering a wide variety of fields in social sciences and humanities. Required of all students desiring subsequent tutorial assistance from the department. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 427 or placement by examination.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS


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L04 Chinese 4489 The Three Emperors: Redefining Chinese Art in the Golden Age

Ruling imperial China during its last Golden Age, the Qing emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong patronized the arts during an unprecedented period of prosperity and international exchange. Many of the works they commissioned are now icons of Chinese culture, but in their time these three Manchus redefined Chinese art with ideas and styles from Baroque Europe, Tibet, Mongolia, and even Islamic Central Asia. This seminar focuses on the ethnically and culturally diverse art, architecture, and material culture patronized by these three emperors to examine how they and their multi-ethnic empire changed the definition of Chinese art during the long 18th century. Prerequisites: Intro to Asian Art (L01 111); or one 300-level course in Asian Art History, History or Literature; or permission of instructor.
Same as L01 Art-Arch 4489

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 460 Fifth-Level Modern Chinese I

This course is designed for advanced students wishing to improve their skills in conversation, reading and writing of letters, essays, reports, and other types of compositions in Chinese. The reading material is composed of a variety of authentic texts, including newspapers, short stories and essays. This course is conducted entirely in Chinese. Required of all students desiring subsequent tutorial assistance from the department. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 428 or 411, by result of the placement examination, or by instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 461 Fifth-Level Modern Chinese II

This course is designed for advanced students wishing to improve their skills in conversation, reading and writing of letters, essays, reports, and other types of compositions in Chinese. The reading material is composed of a variety of authentic texts, including newspapers, short stories and essays. This course is conducted entirely in Chinese. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 428 or 411, by result of the placement examination, or by instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD, LS EN: H


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L04 Chinese 4631 Business Chinese I

In the present globalization, China has been fertile ground for foreign joint business ventures, and this course focusing specifically on business Chinese attests to that fact. This course aims at teaching Chinese business communication using a series of case studies to involve and challenge the students as they refine their Mandarin Chinese language skills in a wide range of applied business contexts, from resolving contract disputes, to developing a business strategy, to establishing a franchise overseas. The course is designed to simulate real business environments where students interact with Chinese businesspeople in business settings and are motivated to achieve business goals. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 428 or instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 4632 Business Chinese II

Continuation of Business Chinese 4631. This course uses a series of case studies to involve and challenge students as they refine their Mandarin Chinese language skills in a wide range of applied business contexts.

Credit 3 units. A&S: LA A&S IQ: LCD EN: H


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L04 Chinese 467 The Chinese Theater

Survey of the performance and literary traditions of the Chinese theater from their pre-Tang origins to the present day. The course focuses on three forms: 14th-century zaju plays, 16th- and 17th-century chuanqi plays, and recent films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Background in either China studies or theater in other cultures recommended.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD, SD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD, SD


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L04 Chinese 470 Readings in Chinese Literature

Selected literary masterpieces in Chinese, including examples of poetry and prose. All readings and discussion in Chinese. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 4711 Topics in Religious Studies: Gender and Religion in China

In this course, we explore the images, roles and experience of women in Chinese religions: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and so-called "popular" religion. Topics discussed include: gender concepts, norms and roles in each religious tradition; notions of femininity and attitudes toward the female body; biographies of women in Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist literature; female goddesses and deities; and the place of the Buddhist and Daoist nun and laywoman in Chinese society. All readings are in English or in English translation. Prerequisite: senior/graduate standing. Students with no previous background in Chinese religion, literature or culture need to obtain instructor's permission before enrolling.
Same as L23 Re St 4711

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM


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L04 Chinese 476 Reading Seminar in Chinese Traditional Fiction

Extensive readings in major critical works in Chinese and English concerning fiction of imperial China, with emphasis on vernacular fiction of the Ming and Qing periods. Weekly discussions and short reading reports. Knowledge of Chinese language and literature normally required, but arrangements can be made for graduate students in such programs as East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 477 Reading Seminar in Chinese Traditional Poetry

A seminar on Chinese traditional poetry with varying topics. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 479 Reading Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature

A seminar on modern Chinese literature with varying topics. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH, CD A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 480 Reading Seminar in Chinese Popular Literature and Culture

A seminar on Chinese popular literature and culture with varying topics. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM Art: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 481 Reading Seminar in Religion and Chinese Literature

A seminar on religion and Chinese literature with varying topics. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 482 Reading Seminar in Gender and Chinese Literature

A seminar on gender and Chinese literature with varying topics. Prerequisite: Chinese 341 or instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 486 Independent Work for Senior Honors

This course is taken in the fall semester. Prerequisites: senior standing, eligibility for honors and permission of the department.

Credit 3 units.


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L04 Chinese 487 Independent Work for Senior Honors

This course is taken in the spring semester. Prerequisites: senior standing, eligibility for honors, and permission of the department.

Credit 3 units.


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L04 Chinese 489 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature

A topics course on modern Chinese literature; topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Credit 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM


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L04 Chinese 4891 Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

A topics course on Chinese literature and culture; topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Credit 3 units. A&S: SS A&S IQ: LCD, SSC Art: HUM EN: S


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L04 Chinese 490 Topics in Chinese Literature and History

A topics course on Chinese literature and history; topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: permission of the department.

Credit variable, maximum 3 units. A&S: TH A&S IQ: HUM, LCD Art: HUM EN: H


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L04 Chinese 498 Guided Readings in Chinese

Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission of the instructor and the graduate adviser. Course normally taken after successful completion of Chinese 428. May be repeated once for credit.

Credit variable, maximum 3 units. A&S: LA


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