99353

CHI 101   Beginning Chinese I

Andrew Schonebaum

M . W . .

. T . Th .

1:25 -2:25 pm

1:25 -2:25 pm

OLINLC 208

OLINLC 210

FLLC

For students with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese. An introduction to modern (Mandarin) Chinese through an intensive drill of its oral and written forms. Emphasis on speaking and basic grammar as well as the formation of the characters. Audio and video materials will be incorporated into the curriculum to expose the class to Chinese daily life and culture. Daily active participation, frequent use of the language lab and one hour per week tutorial with the Chinese tutor are expected. The course is followed by an intensive course (eight hours per week) in the spring semester and a summer intensive program (eight weeks) in Qingdao, China. Divisible.   

 

99099

CHI 201   Intermediate Chinese I

Li-Hua Ying

. T . Th .

1:05 -2:25 pm

OLINLC 120

FLLC

This course is for students who have taken one year 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.    

 

99100

CHI 301   Advanced Chinese

Li-Hua Ying

. T . Th .

2:30 -3:50 pm

OLINLC 120

FLLC

This course is for students who have taken at least two 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 will be selected from newspapers, journals, and fictional works.

 

99101

CHI 315   Chinese Calligraphy

Li-Hua Ying

. . . . F

1:30 -3:50 pm

OLIN 205

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies   This course introduces the East Asian art of calligraphy—“shufa” in Chinese and “shodo” in Japanese. Long regarded as the highest form of art in East Asia, calligraphy lends itself to painting and poetry. Together they form the so-called “three perfections” in the literati tradition. We will study the aesthetic principles that connect the three aesthetic forms. Considerable time will be devoted to discussing the philosophical traditions of Taoism, Zen Buddhism and Confucianism.  The emphasis of this course, however, is on learning the techniques of writing with the brush and developing individual styles of each student.  One term paper and daily calligraphy projects.