CHIN 1516 Contemporary China in Literature and Films (4 Credits)

This course investigates, through critically examining the representative literary and filmic texts produced by Chinese as well as foreign writers and filmmakers, the many complicated aspects of some much-talked about issues. This includes the diminishing rural life and landscape, urbanization, migration/dislocation, the changing roles of women, social equality, as well as the balancing act of preserving tradition, the environment, and economic development. The in-depth examination and diverse approaches this course applies enables students to gain greater understanding of not only the challenges that contemporary China has raised, but also the complexities of the increasingly globalized world in which we are living. Cross listed with ASIA 1516. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. 

CHIN 3500 Advanced Reading in Modern Chinese Literature (4 Credits)

This course requires students to read closely and examine critically the many sophisticated and subtle cultural, historical and linguistic aspects of the selected literary works of various genres in modern Chinese literature. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300 and CHIN 3400, equivalent, or permission of instructor. 

CHIN 3650 Chinese-English Translation I (4 Credits)

This seminar is designed for students with advanced-level proficiency in Chinese and English to learn basic translation theories and to develop fundamental skills in translating, from Chinese to English and vice versa, texts which primarily deal with general social needs and everyday communications. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300 or above, equivalent, or permission of instructor. 

CHIN 3601 Business Chinese I (4 Credits)

Advanced reading course designated for students who have an advanced level of Chinese language proficiency or who are in their fourth year of a Chinese language curriculum either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Prerequisite: CHIN 2003 plus study in China; or CHIN 2302; or permission of instructor.