China Search of Sustainability
Examining the social and environmental impacts of China's Go West Campaign" launched in 2000. Exploring how the strategy was developed
Seminar in Asian Studies
Elementary Chinese I
Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structures necessary to develop listening and speaking skills in Mandarin Chinese. Initial reading and writing exercises with basic Chinese characters. An appreciation of Chinese culture underlies the orientation of the course
Intermediate Chinese I
Continuation of development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding reading and writing skills, using materials of a literary or cultural nature. Includes a review of grammar.
Chinese Popular Fiction
General introduction to twentieth century Chinese popular fiction (popular romance, martial arts fiction, detective fiction, etc.) and to the critical theories that have informed the study of popular fiction. Investigation of how writers of modern Chinese popular fiction rewrite the themes of traditional domestic fiction and Western literary works into a discourse on transforming the ?modern? into storytelling. Attention will be paid to detailed readings of selected works that have occupied a conspicuous place in discussions of Chinese popular fiction in the twentieth century. The texts will be discussed in terms of characterization, structure, genre, and the cultural/historical context. Receptions of the text past and present will also be explored.
Intermediate Chinese III
A continuation of CHN 202, emphasizing oral skills and idiomatic usage. Students will be required to speak extensively in class. Supplementary materials will be added to the text.
Travel Study in Chinese Cultre
Study of the Chinese people, society, culture and civilization.
Debunking Myths of China
Though Americans from all walks of life are increasingly aware of China's economic, military, and political rise, myths and misperceptions of the People's Republic of China abound. Policy makers, the business community, academics, reporters, and the general public all contribute to American images of China. While some herald the dynamic liberalizing reforms occurring within the country, others denounce the Chinese leadership as fascists" interested only in power and oppression. How are American images of China shaped
Exactly which groups should have what rights? Do collective group rights protect minorities or undermine individual liberties? By comparing social, political, economic, and international factors that contribute to the creation of minority identities and maintenance of minority-majority relations in several different countries, students will explore and debate definitions of justice, equity, and rights.
Introduction to World Politics
Examination of similarities and differences between the institutions, processes and policies of selected nations, in the context of globalization and the evolution of international politics.
Politics of China
Examination of the political, social and economic factors affecting the Chinese Communist Party and its relationship to the Chinese citizenry. Analysis of the domestic and international challenges confronting the Chinese state.
Politics of Asia
Examination of one of the world's most dynamic regions. Common issues facing disparate regimes will be explored through case studies from Communist regimes, military and transitional systems, and restricted democracies. The region's changing international role and influence will be discussed.
Envr Issues in Chinese Pltcs
Examination of China in the post-Mao era, focusing on the pressures for reform and the central government146s ongoing struggle to maintain control while liberalizing the political and economic system. Includes interviews with government officials and citizens in Shanghai.
Capstone Seminar in Poli Sci
Reading, research and writing course for majors that covers a specific topic in political science.