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Third Year Chinese Conversation (Chin 011a) Syllabus, Min Wang Oct 2017

Third Year Chinese Conversation (Chin 011a) Syllabus, Min Wang

Digital Humanities Curricular Development

Third Year Chinese Conversation course description:
This course meets once a week for 75 minutes and concentrates on the further development of skills in speaking and listening through multimedia materials (including selected movies and clips). Students are required to read chosen texts (including Internet materials and short stories) and prepare assignments for the purpose of generating discussion in class. Moreover, students will write out skits or reports for oral presentation in Chinese before they present them in class. The class is conducted entirely in Chinese.


Final Digital Storytelling Project, Min Wang Oct 2017

Final Digital Storytelling Project, Min Wang

Digital Humanities Curricular Development

At the end of the semester, students will also combine some of their blogs into an approximately 1,500-character essay to be submitted for publication, with instructor revisions, in an official journal for students’ essays in the U.S., JUHE SUPPLEMENT.


Disease And Humanity: Ba Jin And His "Ward Four: A Wartime Novel Of China", Haili Kong Jun 2012

Disease And Humanity: Ba Jin And His "Ward Four: A Wartime Novel Of China", Haili Kong

Chinese Faculty Works

"Family" as Ba Jin’s intense concern seems to be a central icon of his literary works, carrying through from his Family (1933) to Cold Nights (1947). After briefly reassessing Ba Jin’s literary contribution in his early phase, this essay will focus more on Ba Jin’s novels written in the 1940s, particularly his Ward Four, which rarely attracts critical attention. For Lu Xun, mental disease in China was more crucial than physical disease. Ba Jin uses both mental and physical diseases to explore humanity in a wartime hospital. Ba Jin’s early novels were infused with more radical ...


Reflections On Teaching Chinese Language Films At American Colleges, Haili Kong Sep 2011

Reflections On Teaching Chinese Language Films At American Colleges, Haili Kong

Chinese Faculty Works

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Review Of "Worlds Of Bronze And Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest Of History" By G. Hardy, Alan Berkowitz Jul 2001

Review Of "Worlds Of Bronze And Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest Of History" By G. Hardy, Alan Berkowitz

Chinese Faculty Works

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Review Of "Morning Sun: Interviews With Chinese Writers Of The Lost Generation" By L. Leung And "Modern Chinese Writers: Self-Portrayals" By H. Martin And J. C. Kinkley, Haili Kong Apr 1995

Review Of "Morning Sun: Interviews With Chinese Writers Of The Lost Generation" By L. Leung And "Modern Chinese Writers: Self-Portrayals" By H. Martin And J. C. Kinkley, Haili Kong

Chinese Faculty Works

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Topos And Entelechy In The Ethos Of Reclusion In China, Alan Berkowitz Oct 1994

Topos And Entelechy In The Ethos Of Reclusion In China, Alan Berkowitz

Chinese Faculty Works

While the topos of reclusion was ubiquitous in the scholar-official culture of traditional China, there was already in medieval sources a discernible differentiation between essentiality and semblance, between bona fide men in reclusion and men who took office, between reclusion per se and its synthetic translation into the political, intellectual, and literary repertoire of the scholar-official. Men recognized as having practiced reclusion as a way of life categorically eschewed official appointments. Many scholar-officials espoused precepts ordinarily associated with reclusion, but on an occasional or purely noetic basis; their conduct, rationale, and writings evince the entrenchment of topoi of reclusion within ...


Reculsion And "The Chinese Eremitic Tradition", Alan Berkowitz Oct 1993

Reculsion And "The Chinese Eremitic Tradition", Alan Berkowitz

Chinese Faculty Works

Aat Vervoorn's "Men of the Cliffs and Caves" is a groundbreaking study of attitudes held by the scholar-official class concerning the issue of service vis-à-vis reclusion, retirement, and withdrawal. Written primarily in terms of the perspectives of the individual and the ruler, it focuses on the intellectual and political aspects of withdrawal. It treats the "eremitic tradition," but fails to distinguish between the practice of reclusion and reclusion in the abstract, between men in reclusion and scholar-officials. Thus, even while duly treating men in reclusion and topoi of reclusion, the study really is of a much broader and more ...


Hidden Spoor, Ruan Xiaoxu, And His Treatise On Reclusion, Alan Berkowitz Oct 1991

Hidden Spoor, Ruan Xiaoxu, And His Treatise On Reclusion, Alan Berkowitz

Chinese Faculty Works

In early medieval China great attention was paid to compiling accounts of men in reclusion, yet the prefaces to these compilations often contain only vague or stale reasoning concerning the nature of reclusion itself. A preface by Shen Yue (441-513) is a notable exception: Shen differentiated between "disengagement" and "reclusion." A slightly later contemporary of Shen, Ruan Xiaoxu (479-536), took issue with him in a unique and tightly constructed disquisition on what Ruan saw as a basic dichotomy in the Way of man: "the root" and "overt traces." Ruan's overlooked treatise is examined here, as are some relevant facets ...