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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Chinese


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Chinese
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Chinese.

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CHIN 588. Sinological Tools and Methods.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses in Chinese

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William H Baxter III (wbaxter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: AsianLan 410 (or Chinese 452). (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/chin/588/001.nsf

This course covers skills and materials necessary for scholarship in premodern Chinese literature, history, art history, and thought. It is intended to serve as a bridge from general elementary classical language study to proseminars and seminars in specialized fields. The first section of the course provides an introduction to and practice with a range of lexical and technical aids, including Western language, Chinese, and Japanese dictionaries, encyclopedia, concordances, indices, atlases, and conversion charts. Practice in locating and understanding classical texts is a key part of the course, and, when possible, students' current research interests are indulged. Emphasis is always on the systematic, accurate, and efficient culling of information from the research library. Briefer sections are devoted to the utilization of modern scholarship on China in books and periodicals and access to such scholarship through bibliographies, comprehensive studies, and library catalogs. Some attention is devoted to the acquisition of materials, the interpretation and presentation of publication data, and other style sheet issues. There are weekly projects to exercise developing skills, assigned with the goal of improving reading levels in tandem with other research skills. Three or four brief (2-3 page) research papers are required, one on a topic, one on the history of a text, one on a historical figure, and one critical review of a piece of modern scholarship.

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CHIN 630. Proseminar in Chinese Poetry.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shuen-Fu Lin (lsf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Chinese 452. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/chin/630/001.nsf

Poetry is one of the imperishable glories of traditional Chinese civilization. This proseminar is designed as an introduction for students who have some background in the classical language and the literature of China to the poetry from the Shih ching or the Book of Songs through the poetry of the Sung Dynasty. The chief purpose of the course is to introduce students to the skills and methods of reading and enjoying classical Chinese poetry in the original, and to familiarize them with the range and depth of imagination and the lyrical beauty displayed in poems, the craft of poets, the evolving poetic language, and relevant trends in China's long cultural history. The course will also serve the purpose of strengthening students' competence in dealing with classical Chinese of which poetry constitutes a rich and essential component. Reading consists mainly of poetry in the original selected to illustrate the historical development of Chinese poetry. Some secondary sources in Chinese and English will also be assigned. Students are expected to participate in class discussion, to present short oral reports, and to submit one short paper in the form of a review of a book (written in English) on Chinese poetry and one substantial term paper.

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CHIN 660. Proseminar in Traditional Chinese Fiction.

Section 001 The Story of the Stone.

Instructor(s): David Lee Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Chinese 406; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

China's most famous novel is known under several titles. Most popular are "Dream of the Red Chamber" (Honglou meng) and "The Story of the Stone" (Shitou ji). Many people in China reread it year after year. Many famous people, from Mao Zedong to the modernist writer Wang Meng, have written full-length commentaries on it. Reading this novel can be dangerous! There are stories about young people wasting away under its romantic effect! Scholars of it were the focus of national campaigns. Besides being a literary monument, this novel is also an excellent introduction to traditional Chinese culture. The language it is written in is so well thought of and influential that a famous grammar of modern Chinese selected all of its examples of usage from it. This graduate course is open to all students with the equivalent of three years academic study of Chinese or permission of the instructor. Special arrangements can be made for qualified undergraduate students. In the course we will look into how this novel was read in traditional China and how it is read today in China and the West. Students will give presentations and write a term paper.

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CHIN 668 / HISTORY 668. Studies in Early Chinese History.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Chun-Shu Chang

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 668.001.

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CHIN 699. Directed Readings and Research in Chinese.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of department. Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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CHIN 701. Master's Essay.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of department. Graduate standing. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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CHIN 825 / HISTORY 825 / ANTHRCUL 825 / ECON 825 / POLSCI 825 / SOC 825. Seminar in Chinese History and Society.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Chinese or Japanese. Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 825.

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CHIN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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CHIN 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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