CHI 101 Beginning Chinese I

Li-Hua Ying

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1:30 -2:30 pm



Cross-listed: Asian Studies 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. Class size: 20



CHI 301 Advanced Chinese

Yen-Chen Hao

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3:10 -4:30 pm



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. Class size: 15



CHI 315 Chinese Calligraphy

Li-Hua Ying

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3:10 -5:30 pm

OLIN 205


Cross-listed: Asian Studies This course introduces the East Asian art of calligraphyshufa 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. Class size: 15



CHI 403 Reflections on China in Literature and Film

Yen-Chen Hao

M . W . .

1:30 -2:50 pm



Cross-listed: Asian Studies With the primary goal of enhancing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of the fourth year Chinese language student, this course closely examines films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, exploring through lectures and discussion such topics as the origin of Chinese cinema, nationalism and revolution, the genre of social realism, the cinematic representation of contemporary and recreated historical themes vis--vis portrayals offered in literary and historical sources, the search for roots in the post-Mao era, nativist film and literature, the Fifth Generation and experimental fiction and film, Hong Kong popular culture in the commercial age, feminism and sexuality, and representations of exile, diaspora and the new immigrants. Conducted in Chinese. Class size: 15