19135

CHI 106

 Intensive Chinese

John Weinstein

Li-Hua Ying

M T W Th                1:30-3:25 pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies  8 credits  This introductory course is intended for beginners. It focuses on both the oral and written aspects of the language. The goal is to acquire a basic understanding of standard Chinese, and the ability to make simple conversations. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications.  An 8-week summer immersion program in Qingdao, China will follow this course.  Upon successful completion of the summer program, the students will receive six credits. (Financial aid is available for qualified students to cover part of the cost of the summer program. Contact Prof. Ying for details.) Class size: 15

 

19136

CHI 202

 Intermediate Chinese II

Liu Xia

M  W      1:30-2:50 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies   This course continues Intermediate Chinese I, and is for students who have taken one and a half years of basic Chinese, and who want to expand reading and speaking capacity and to enrich cultural experiences.  We will use audio and video materials, emphasize communicative activities and language games, and stress the learning of both receptive and productive skills.  In addition to the central language textbook, other texts will be selected from newspapers, journals, and fictional works.  Conducted in Chinese. Class size: 15

 

19137

CHI 302

 Advanced Chinese II

Li-Hua Ying

 T  Th    3:30-4:50 pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies  This course is a continuation of Chinese 301 offered in the fall. It is designed for students who have taken at least two and half years of basic Chinese at Bard or elsewhere, and who want to expand their reading and speaking capacity and to enrich their cultural experiences. Texts are mostly selected from Chinese newspapers.  Class size: 15

 

19138

CHI 405

 Lu Xun and Modern Chinese short story

Liu Xia

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

An advanced language course that involves close reading of short stories by major writers of twentieth-century China, including Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Bai Xianyong, and others. While focusing primarily on textual analysis, we will also seek to understand the concept of modernity in the context of Chinese literary and cultural traditions, addressing issues such as social commitment, artistic style, and historical background. Conducted in Chinese.  Class size: 10