Chinese; East Asian Languages & Cultures

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 211 Sproul Hall; 530-752-4999; http://chinese.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://ealc.ucdavis.edu/people

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 211 Sproul Hall; 530-752-4999; http://chinese.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://ealc.ucdavis.edu/people

The Major Program

The department offers a core language program in Chinese, and courses in literature and culture. The core language program has two tracks: one for students who have no background whatsoever and one for students with prior language background.

The Program. Practical language skills are taught using the most modern methods so that upon entering the upper division a student will have attained substantial fluency in the spoken language (hearing and speaking) and the written language (reading and writing). Upper-division courses balance the need to further language skills with the need to understand and appreciate the cultural richness of Chinese civilization. All students are encouraged to combine their study of language and literature with courses in related fields, and to study abroad through the Education Abroad Program, the UC Davis Study Abroad Program or through internships in China or Taiwan.

Career Opportunities. UC Davis graduates have learned that a major in Chinese is a genuine, earned distinction that facilitates entrance to graduate programs and professional schools. In addition, job opportunities abound in virtually all career paths, especially for those who have completed study abroad.

Honors Program. To be eligible to receive high or highest honors in the Chinese major, students must complete a senior thesis project. A student interested in pursuing a senior thesis project must enroll in CHN 194H and complete a scholarly paper or similar research project under the direction of a senate faculty member. The thesis project will have a minimum duration of two quarters and carry a minimum of 6 units of credit. To qualify to undertake the senior thesis project, a student must have completed at least 135 units with a minimum GPA of 3.500 in courses counted toward the major. Interested students should consult with faculty in their field of interest by the quarter before they hope to commence work on the project (in most cases this will be the Spring Quarter of their junior year). Students who complete the senior thesis project and have an overall GPA that qualifies them for honors may be recommended by the faculty for honors, high honors, or highest honors at graduation.

Education Abroad Program. The university maintains study abroad programs in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. They offer excellent opportunities for students to polish their language skills and experience Asian cultures firsthand. Students are encouraged to participate. Appropriate courses taken abroad can be applied toward the major or the minor. For details, see the department's undergraduate advisor, the Education Abroad Program office or the UC Davis Study Abroad Office.

Related Courses. See East Asian Studies course list.

Prerequisite Credit. No student may repeat a course if that course is a prerequisite for a course that has already been completed with a grade of C– or better.

Placement. Chinese 1 is intended for beginning students with no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. Students who do have some knowledge but wish to improve their skills should meet with an advisor to discuss appropriate placement. Students must follow departmental guidelines for placement in all language courses and instructor approval is required for enrollment.

Backtracking. Satisfactory completion of a language course is evidence that a student’s language skills are beyond the level of those expected in its prerequisite courses. Accordingly, students who have completed a language course cannot go back and take its prerequisites. If the prerequisite courses are required for the major, students may substitute other courses. Students who are not sure how this requirement applies to them should speak to the undergraduate advisor.

Waived Language Courses. Students with exceptional language ability may waive required language courses. If lower division courses have been waived, students will not have to take courses in their place. If upper division courses have been waived, students can use other appropriate courses to earn the units they need to complete the major. Consult the undergraduate advisor regarding selection of appropriate courses.

Grading. Students may take up to two and no more than two (regular, letter-graded) courses for the major on a P/NP basis. Courses which are only offered on a P/NP basis do not count toward these limits.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 0-30
CHN 001
Elementary Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 002
Elementary Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 003
Elementary Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 004
Intermediate Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 005
Intermediate Chinese (Active)
5
CHN 006
Intermediate Chinese (Active)
5
or
CHN 001BL
Accelerated Written Chinese I (Active)
5
CHN 002BL
Accelerated Written Chinese II (Active)
5
CHN 003BL
Accelerated Written Chinese III (Active)
5
or
CHN 001CN
Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers I (Active)
5
CHN 002CN
Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers II (Active)
5
CHN 003CN
Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers III (Active)
5
or
Equivalent as determined by a required language placement exam.
0
Recommended, but NOT required:
 
CHN 010
Modern Chinese Literature (In English) (Active)
4
CHN 011
Great Books of China (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 050
Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (Active)
4
COM 014
Introduction to Poetry (Active)
3
JPN 010
Masterworks of Japanese Literature (in English) (Active)
4
LIN 001
Introduction to Linguistics (Active)
4
HIS 009A
History of East Asian Civilization (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 40
CHN 106
Chinese Poetry (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 107
Traditional Chinese Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 111
Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (Active)
4
CHN 112
Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (Active)
4
CHN 113
Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (Active)
4
or
CHN 111A
Intensive Third-Year Chinese (Active)
12
CHN 114
Introduction to Classical Chinese (Active)
4
CHN 160
The Chinese Language (Active)
4
Note: With prior approval of the undergraduate advisor, students already proficient in Chinese at any third-year level (111-112-113) must take other upper-division Chinese courses to replace language course(s).
 
Choose three; at least 12 units:
12
One of the three courses must be CHN 101, 102, 103, 104, or 109G.
 
CHN 100A
Chinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (Active)
4
CHN 101
Chinese Film (Active)
4
CHN 102
Chinese American Literature (In English) (Active)
4
CHN 103
Modern Chinese Drama (Active)
4
CHN 104
Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 105
Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 108
Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109A
Topics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (Active)
4
CHN 109C
Topics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109D
Topics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109E
Topics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109G
Topics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109H
Topics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 109I
Topics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 110
Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (in English) (Active)
4
CHN 115
Introduction to Classical Chinese II (Active)
4
CHN 116
Introduction to Classical Chinese III (Active)
4
CHN 120
Advanced Chinese (Active)**
4
CHN 130
Readings in Traditional Chinese Fiction (Active)**
4
CHN 131
Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry (Active)
4
CHN 132
Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (Active)
4
CHN 133
Readings in Modern Chinese Prose and Drama (Active)**
4
CHN 134
Chinese Film in Chinese Language (Active)
4
CHN 140
Readings in Classical Chinese (Active)**
4
CHN 150
Fifth-Year Chinese: Selected Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture (Active)**
4
or
Any approved substitutions.
 
Recommended substitutions:
 
JPN 101
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period (Active)
4
JPN 102
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Middle Period (Active)
4
JPN 103
Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period (Active)
4
JPN 104
Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (Active)
3
JPN 105
Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (Active)
4
JPN 106
Japanese Culture Through Film (Active)
4
ANT 148A
Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China (Active)
4
AHI 163A
Early Chinese Art (Active)
4
AHI 163B
Chinese Painting (Active)
4
EAS 113
Cinema and Society in China (Active)
4
ECN 171
Economy of East Asia (Active)
4
HIS 191A
Classical China (Active)
4
HIS 191B
High Imperial China (Active)
4
HIS 191C
Late Imperial China (Active)
4
HIS 191D
Nineteenth Century China: The Empire Confronts the West (Active)
4
HIS 191E
The Chinese Revolution (Active)
4
HIS 191F
History of the People's Republic of China (Active)
4
HIS 191G
Special Topics in Chinese History to 1800 (Active)
4
HIS 191H
Special Topics in Chinese History after 1800 (Active)
4
POL 148A
Government and Politics of East Asia: China (Active)
4
POL 148B
Government and Politics in East Asia: Japan (Active)
4
RST 170
Buddhism (Active)
4
RST 172
Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism (Active)
4
or
Other advanced literature and culture courses selected in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.
 
**CHN 120, 130, 133, 140 and 150 can be repeated when content differs.
Total: 40-70

(College of Letters and Science)

Department Office. 211 Sproul Hall; 530-752-4999; http://chinese.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. https://ealc.ucdavis.edu/people

A minor is offered in Chinese for students wishing to follow a formally recognized program of study in Chinese language and literature. For the minor, students may take one (regular, letter-graded) course on a P/NP basis. Courses which are only offered on a P/NP basis do not count toward these limits.

Chinese
Units: 20
All upper division courses, including both language courses and literature in translation courses, may be used to meet this requirement. One approved lower division course (CHN 010, 011, 050) may also be used. In addition, students must demonstrate their language proficiency, normally through completion of CHN 003BL or 006. Only four units from 192, 197T, 198, and 199 may be applied to the minor. For details, consult the undergraduate advisor.
20
Total: 20
Courses in CHN:
CHN 001Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): No background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Introduction of fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters will be introduced. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Chinese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): No background in Chinese or placement exam or consent of instructor. Introduction and practice in contexts of pronunciation, writing system, basic grammar and vocabulary as basis of communicative competency in Mandarin Chinese within a special nine-week intensive course which combines courses 1, 2 and 3. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 001, CHN 002, or CHN 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001BLAccelerated Written Chinese I (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Placement exam or consent of instructor. Trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students who already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 008. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 001CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers I (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Placement exam or consent of instructor. Training in spoken Mandarin, particularly in the phonetic transcription system known as pinyin, for students who already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 007. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 002Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 002BLAccelerated Written Chinese II (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001BL; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students that already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese. Emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 018. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 002CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers II (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 001CN; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 1CN. Training in spoken Mandarin for students who can already read and write Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 017. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003Elementary Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of elementary level skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Continued introduction of basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003BLAccelerated Written Chinese III (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002BL; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2BL with further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations in more communication settings. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 028. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 003CNMandarin for Cantonese Speakers III (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 002CN; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 2CN. Prepares students for entering upper division courses in Chinese. Not open for credit to students who have completed CHN 027. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 004Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 003 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of intermediate-level communication skills in spoken and written Mandarin, based on language skills developed in course 3. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 004AAccelerated Intensive Intermediate Chinese (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 003 or CHN 001A or placement exam or consent of instructor. Special nine-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 4, 5, and 6. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts, based on language skills developed in course 3 or 1A. Not open to students who have completed CHN 004, CHN 005, or CHN 006. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 005Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 004 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Training continues at intermediate-level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 4. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 006Intermediate Chinese (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 005; CHN 005 or placement exam or consent of instructor. Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in course 5. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 007Chinese Business Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to non-heritage students who have no prior knowledge of, or background in, the Chinese language; anyone who has taken Chinese language classes before or after being enrolled at UC Davis, or anyone who is currently enrolled in a Chinese language class, or who speaks any Mandarin or Chinese dialect (e.g., Cantonese), cannot take the course for credit without the instructor’s permission. Introduction to business culture of China. Basic conversation and Romanization of Chinese words. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
CHN 010Modern Chinese Literature (In English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introductory course requiring no knowledge of Chinese language or history. Reading and discussion of short stories and novels and viewing of two films. Designed to convey a feeling for what China has experienced in the twentieth century. Not open for credit to students who have already taken, or are taking concurrently, CHN 104. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
CHN 011Great Books of China (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Selected readings in English translation are supplemented with background information on periods, authors and the interrelationships of culture, literature and social change. Methods of analysis are introduced and applied in class discussions. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 050Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Methods of literary analysis and their application to major works from the various genres of Chinese and Japanese literature (in translation), including film. East Asian cultural traditions will also be introduced. (Same course as JPN 050.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
CHN 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 100AChinese Intellectual Traditions: Daoist Traditions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A course in Chinese history recommended. English-language survey of key Daoist texts and scholarship. Topics include Daoist concepts of the cosmos, the natural world, scripture, the body, and immortality; Daoist divinities; Daoism and the state. (Same course as RST 175A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 100BConfucian Traditions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Key aspects of the Confucian tradition in dynastic China. Major themes addressed include ritual, classical studies, and Confucian influences on the Chinese family and state. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CHN 101Chinese Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the twentieth century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China. (Same course as CTS 147A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 102Chinese American Literature (In English) (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese American literature which reflects cultural roots in China before immigration and the diaspora experience in the United States after immigration. Memory, nostalgia, national identities, cross-cultural communication, globalization, and trans-national politics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 103Modern Chinese Drama (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of modern Chinese spoken drama in the twentieth century and its major playwrights, in the context of Chinese history and the interaction of Chinese culture with other cultures. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 104Modern Chinese Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). English language survey of Chinese fiction as it evolved amidst the great historical, social and cultural changes of the twentieth century. Thorough study of the most influential writers and genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CHN 105Western Influences on Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction of Western literary thought into modern China, the experimentation with Western literary forms and techniques, and the development of Marxism in contemporary literary writing. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 106Chinese Poetry (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Organized topically and chronologically, the lyric tradition is explored from the dawn of folk songs down to modern expressions of social protest. Topics include friendship, love, oppression, war, parting, death, ecstasy and beauty. All readings are in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 107Traditional Chinese Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). English-language course studying the dawn of Chinese fiction and its development down to modern times. Combines survey history with close reading of representative works such as The Story of the Stone and famous Ming-Qing short stories. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 108Poetry of China and Japan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). A comparative approach to Chinese and Japanese poetry, examining poetic practice in the two cultures; includes a general outline of the two traditions, plus study of poetic forms, techniques, and distinct treatments of universal themes: love, nature, war, etc. (Same course as JPN 108.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 109ATopics in Chinese Literature; Crime and Punishment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; crime and punishment. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109CTopics in Chinese Literature; Women Writers (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; women writers. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109DTopics in Chinese Literature; The Knight-Errant (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the knight-errant. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109ETopics in Chinese Literature; The City in Fiction (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the city in fiction. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109GTopics in Chinese Literature; The Literature of Twentieth-Century Taiwan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the literature of twentieth-century Taiwan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109HTopics in Chinese Literature; Popular Literature (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; popular literature. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 109ITopics in Chinese Literature; Scholar & The Courtesan (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Topics in Chinese literature; the scholar and the courtesan. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 110Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (in English) (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Examination of major theoretical concepts and interpretive methods in the study of literature by using examples from the Chinese tradition; discussions of classical and modern works with an emphasis on the relations between literature, author, society, and culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CHN 111Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 C- or better or CHN 003BL C- or better or CHN 004A C- or better; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Building on Chinese 6/3BL, further development of communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading of dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CHN 111AIntensive Third-Year Chinese (12) Active
Lecture/Discussion—13.3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 or CHN 003BL or CHN 004A; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Not open to students who have completed course 111, 112, or 113. Nine-week intensive summer course combines courses 111, 112, and 113. Training at intermediate-high and advanced-low level in spoken and written Chinese in cultural and communicative contexts based on language skills developed in course 6. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 112Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Further development of communication skills from course 111 in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Reading dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discussing ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
CHN 113Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 112; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 112, further developing communication skills in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Read dialogues/articles pertaining to contemporary China issues and discuss ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns. Study strategies for moving between simplified and traditional Chinese characters. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 114Introduction to Classical Chinese (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 112; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Introduction to the language in which, until the twentieth century, most official, documentary, scholarly, and belle-lettristic Chinese literature was written. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 115Introduction to Classical Chinese II (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 114; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of enhancing classical Chinese reading skills with literature ranging from the prose found in Han dynasty historical works, Six Dynasties anecdotal literature, and Tang occasional texts, as well as the poetic shi and fu genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 116Introduction to Classical Chinese III (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 115; or Consent of Instructor. Translations of extended readings in the original sources and brief analyses of syntax. These sources will include texts written by well-known figures from the eighth through fifteenth centuries, composing in a wide variety of genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 120Advanced Chinese (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 113; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Evaluation of readings from various genres (literature, newspapers, TV and movies, etc.) develop advanced reading, writing, aural comprehension, and formal/professional speech skills in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese society/cultural studies, especially those sociocultural issues reflected in the language used in learning materials. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) Course material is different for each quarter of an academic year. Students may repeat course one time but repeat class cannot be for the same quarter taken in a previous academic year. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 130Readings in Traditional Chinese Fiction (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Examination of representative works of traditional Chinese fiction popular from the 12th Century until the 17th and 18th centuries. Translations in English of the Chinese texts will be available to students as reference. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 131Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Traditional Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the golden ages of Tang and Song, surveying forms and poets that best reveal the Chinese poetic sensibility and the genius of the language of Chinese poetry. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 132Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent language proficiency. Chinese poetry from the Literary Revolution of 1917 to the present, surveying works that embody exciting innovations and reflect the modernity of twentieth-century Chinese society and culture. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 133Readings in Modern Chinese Prose and Drama (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese prose and drama, development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated reading materials of these two important genres of the modern period. Conducted in Chinese. May be repeated up to 2 Unit(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 134Chinese Film in Chinese Language (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 111; Or equivalent language proficiency. Chinese film and scholarly essays on Chinese cinema and film history. Develop a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through viewing and studying Chinese films in the Chinese language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 140Readings in Classical Chinese (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Study and philological analysis of selected texts from the first millennium of Imperial China. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 150Fifth-Year Chinese: Selected Topics in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 120; Or placement exam or consent of instructor. Examination of literary works and scholarly essays on selected topics of Chinese culture and society. Development of a deep understanding of Chinese culture and society through sophisticated Chinese speaking and writing exercises. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 160The Chinese Language (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 (can be concurrent) or CHN 003BL (can be concurrent) or CHN 003CN (can be concurrent) or CHN 004A (can be concurrent); Or placement exam or consent of instructor. LIN 001 recommended. Evaluation of the Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Historical phonology, classical and literary language, rise of written vernacular, descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, dialectal variation, and sociolinguistic factors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CHN 160The Chinese Language (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHN 006 (can be concurrent) or CHN 003BL (can be concurrent) or CHN 003CN (can be concurrent) or CHN 004A (can be concurrent); Or placement exam or consent of instructor. LIN 001 recommended. Introduction to structural features of Chinese (Mandarin) sounds, lexicon, grammar, and writing (characters), as well as relevant dialectal and sociolinguistic issues of the language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
CHN 192Chinese Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Work experience in the Chinese language, with analytical term paper on a topic approved by instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 194HSenior Thesis Honors Project (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing and qualification for the Chinese honors program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Chinese literature, civilization, or language studies. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CHN 197TTutoring in Chinese (1-4) Active
Tutorial—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department. Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the Department's regular courses. May be repeated up to 4 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Summer Session 1.
CHN 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Summer Session 1.
CHN 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 297Directed Independent Study (4) Active
Term Paper; Independent Study; Conference—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Directed independent study on a topic culminating in a term paper. Independent studies may only be arranged with consent of the instructor and when graduate seminars are unavailable. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CHN 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CHN 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Any course taught by a graduate student under the direction of the Director. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.