91910

CHI 101

 Beginning Chinese I

Wah Guan Lim

M T W Th                 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

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: 18

 

91911

CHI 230

 Modern Chinese Fiction

Li-Hua Ying

M  W       3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies; Literature  Conducted in English, this course is a general introduction to modern Chinese fiction from the 1910s to the present. China in the 20th century witnessed a history of unprecedented upheavals and radical transformations and its literature in this period was often a battleground for political, cultural, and aesthetic debates. We will read English translations of representative works by major writers from three periods (1918-1949; 1949-1976; since 1976) such as Lu Xun, Ding Ling, Ba Jin, Shen Congwen, Lao She, Mao Dun, and Chang Eileen from the May Fourth Movement and the intellectual radicalization of the first half of the 20th century, and Mo Yan, Yu Hua, Can Xue, and Han Shaogong out of the Cultural Revolution and the liberalization of the post-Mao era.  In addition, we will study works by authors from Taiwan and Hong Kong such as Pai Hsien-yung, Wang Wen-hsing, Li Ang, Li Yung-p’ing, Chu T’ien-wen, Xi Xi, and Shi Shu-ching. We will consider issues of language and genre, nationalism and literary tradition, colonialism, women’s emancipation movement, the influence of Western literary modes such as realism and modernism on the inception of literary modernity in China, and the current state of critical approaches to the study of modern Chinese literature.  Class size: 18

 

91912

CHI 301

 Advanced Chinese

Li-Hua Ying

M  W       1:30 pm-2:50 pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Asian Studies  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