ASIANLAN 108 - Chinese Characters
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 100 or 101.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Students will learn the basics of the history, evolution, structure, and aesthetics of Chinese characters, with a view to appreciating this unique writing system and its roles as both an esteemed art form and a practical tool in Chinese culture. Through instructor demonstrations and students’ hands-on practice, students will learn the techniques of accurate pencil-and-paper character writing (stroke order, stroke direction, the balance of character components.) Students will also learn to recognize a high-frequency set of basic character components including the so-called “radicals”. This approach will not only help students write beautiful characters, but will improve their recognition and memorization of Chinese characters. One semester of Chinese learning is required but students of all levels can benefit from this course.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated by attendance, participation, quizzes, weekly handwriting homework, and a term project.


ASIANLAN 108 - Chinese Characters
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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