CHI 106 Intensive Beginning Chinese

Professor: L. Ying

CRN: 11595

Distribution: B/D

Time: M Tu W Th 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm LC 210

This course (eight credits) is designed for students who have completed Beginning Chinese, and for those who have had the equivalent of one semester's Beginning Chinese here or at another institution. We will continue to focus on both the oral and written aspects of the language. Regular work in the language lab and private drill sessions with the Chinese tutor are required. This course will be followed by a two-month immersion program in China during the summer. While in China, the students, in addition to taking the usual language courses, are free to choose from a variety of courses offered by the host university, such as calligraphy, painting, tai-chi, Chinese folk culture, and so on. Upon successful completion of the summer program, the students will receive eight credits. (Financial aid is available for qualified students to cover part of the cost of the summer program. See the instructor for details.)


CHI 302 Classical Chinese Poetry

Professor: L. Ying

CRN: 11596

Distribution: B/D

Time: Tu Th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm LC 210

A survey of classical Chinese poetry from the sixth century BC to the nineteenth century. We will begin with the earliest poetic anthology, The Book of Odes, concentrate on the culminating eras of the Tang and Song Dynasties, and finally end with the late imperial dynasties of the Yuan, Ming and Qing. The forms and development of different poetic genres, such as the ci, shi, and qu, and the operation of poetic language will be our focus. We will also discuss the lives of the poets and the historical and social conditions under which the poems were written. Frequent short papers and translations. Conducted in Chinese.