Chinese

CHIN 100 Chinese Language in China

Chinese 100 is a 2-credit course taught to students with no prior knowledge of Chinese during the Rhodes College Maymester program in a host institution in China. The course focuses on the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It introduces students to Chinese language and culture. It involves language studies and cultural activities.

CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese

This two-semester course introduces Chinese to students with no knowledge of the language. Equal emphasis will be given to acquiring
the rudiments of spoken and written Chinese. Students who complete the year-long course will master approximately 700 characters and
a vocabulary of a 1,000 words. It also intends to acquaint students with some aspects of Chinese culture and society as a necessary part
of their education in this language.

CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese

This two-semester course introduces Chinese to students with no knowledge of the language. Equal emphasis will be given to acquiring
the rudiments of spoken and written Chinese. Students who complete the year-long course will master approximately 700 characters and
a vocabulary of a 1,000 words. It also intends to acquaint students with some aspects of Chinese culture and society as a necessary part
of their education in this language.

CHIN 200 Chinese Language in China

Chinese 200 is a 2-credit course taught during the Rhodes College Maymester program in a host institution in China. The course focuses on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students enrolled in this should have completed Chinese 102 or have equivalent level of proficiency. It deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture. It involves language studies and cultural activities.

CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese

In addition to the same objectives for the first year, this course aims at improving students’ aural-oral skills to achieve fluency and
comprehension, further developing their proficiency in reading for understanding, and enhancing their ability to write in Chinese and to
translate from Chinese into English and vice versa.

CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese

In addition to the same objectives for the first year, this course aims at improving students’ aural-oral skills to achieve fluency and
comprehension, further developing their proficiency in reading for understanding, and enhancing their ability to write in Chinese and to
translate from Chinese into English and vice versa.

CHIN 205 Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation

An introductory course of modern Chinese literature (1918-1989) designed to acquaint students with major phases of modern Chinese
literature and some masterpieces of representative writers in relation to political and social changes. The course provides opportunities to
learn about modern Chinese culture, society, and politics through readings of chosen works and trains students to read thoughtfully and
critically. The course is taught in English. Chinese 305 is reserved for majors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course
in Chinese.

CHIN 206 Introduction to East Asian Cultures

This course introduces East Asian cultures through the classic works of China, Japan, and Korea. In order to better grasp the cultural
legacies of East Asia, students will read various cultural texts such as fiction, poetry, drama, and prose in English translation. This course
is designed to help students develop a more sophisticated understanding of and critical appreciation for East Asian cultures. The course
is taught in English. Chinese 306 is reserved for majors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course in Chinese.

CHIN 207 Orientalism and Global China on Screen

This course explores both the evolving Chinese worldview represented in Chinese films and the western texts on China and the
Orient/East/Asia. While the course introduces the theoretical foundation of Chinese worldviews in response to Orientalism and
globalization, students will also survey the (mis-)representation of India and the Middle East in the western world for comparative
purposes. In addition to watching films and documentaries, students are required to read scholarly works, historical accounts, poems, and

CHIN 210 Chinese Literary Heritage

This course introduces one of the world’s richest literary heritages: traditional Chinese literature. It conducts a general survey of Chinese
literature from high antiquity up to modern times with the focus on some representative writers and their works. It consists of three major
sections: poetry and prose, drama, and fiction. All readings are in English. No prior knowledge of Chinese language and culture is
required.