Chinese School of Languages and Cultures

 

CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Spring 2018 Course Offerings 普渡大学2018年春季中文课程

 

 

CHNS 101D---Chinese Level I     TBA   
         (4 credits; distance course) 
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. 

CHNS 102---Chinese Level II      TBA
        (4 credits; five hrs/wk; M-F 10:30 or 11:30, TTh 11:30 only) 2 sections
Continued introduction to Mandarin Chinese (prerequisite: CHNS level I or equivalent).

 CHNS 102D---Chinese Level II   TBA  
        
(4 credits; distance course)
Continued introduction to Mandarin Chinese (prerequisite: CHNS level I or equivalent). 

CHNS 202---Chinese Level IV      Alice Wang
        (4 credits; five hrs/wk; M-F 10:30 or 11:30; TTh 11:30 only) 2 sections
Continued work on Mandarin Chinese (prerequisite: CHNS level III or equivalent). 

CHNS 280---Introduction to/Topics in Chinese Culture and Civilization      Alice Wang
        (3 credits; three hrs/week; TTh 9:00-10:15)
Survey of Chinese civilization and culture. Focus of the course may vary with each semester. Readings are in ENGLISH. 

CHNS 285B---Chinese Calligraphy      Aijen Wann
        (1 credit; T 3:30 to 5:20)
An introduction to the graceful art of writing Chinese characters. NO PRIOR EXPOSURE TO THE CHINESE LANGUAGE WRITING   SYSTEM IS ASSUMED 

CHNS 302---Chinese Level VI      Zhengyu Tang
        (3 credits; three hrs/wk; MWF 12:30)
Continued work on Mandarin Chinese (prerequisite: CHNS level V or equivalent).

 CHNS 341— Chinese Literature II: Traditional Chinese Literature     Alice Wang
        (3 credits; TTh 1:30-2:45)
Survey of traditional Chinese literature.  Focus of the course may vary with each semester.  Readings are in Chinese.

 CHNS 402---Chinese Level VIII      Alice Wang
        
(3 credits; three hrs/wk; MWF 1:30)
Continued work on Mandarin Chinese (prerequisite: CHNS level VII or equivalent).

 CHNS 281B---Introduction to Chinese Food Culture Part II Aijen Wann
        (3 credits, three hrs/week TTh 12:00-1:15)
Introduction to the food culture of China. Part II will study Chinese gastronomy including the history, production and preparation of Chinese drinks and snacks. Discussions will also include the cultures of drinks and snacks and their social functions in networking and profession. Chinese food industry outside of Chinese speaking regions will be discussed as well.  Readings are in English.  NO PRIOR EXPOSURE TO THE CHINESE LANGUAGE IS ASSUMED.

 CHNS 330---Introduction to Chinese Films Hongjian Wang
        (3 credits, three hrs/week; lecture: MW 1:30; screening: W 3:30-6:20)
This course surveys the development of Chinese cinema from its beginning to the present. Films from the mainland as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong will be examined in-depth for their aesthetic quality and techniques, and equally important, against their socio-historical, political, economic and cultural contexts. The class is conducted in English. Films are all in Chinese with English subtitles.

 CHNS 594---Modern Chinese Theater      Hongjian Wang
        (3 credits, three hrs/week; lecture: MW 2:30; screening: M 3:30-6:20)
This course examines the development of modern Chinese theater since its emergence in the early twentieth century. The class will trace the aesthetic transformation of this particular performing art in modern China and also explore the relationships between tradition and modernity, East and West, art and politics, artistic creation and market consumption, etc. All plays screened are in Chinese while the reading assignments are in Chinese and English. 

LC 235--East Asian Literature in Translation      Daniel Hsieh
        
(3 credits; TTh 10:30-11:45)
Reading and discussion of selected East Asian (China, Japan, Korea) poetry, prose, and drama. No knowledge of an Asian language required.

 

 

 

*All times are subject to change. The final schedule can be found on MyPurdue.

 

For more information, please contact Professor Daniel Hsieh (dhsieh@purdue.edu) , or Professor Hongjian Wang (wang2512@purdue.edu).   For information about the Chinese placement exam, faculty, class offerings etc., check out our homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/chinese/

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