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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Chinese


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Chinese
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for CHIN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Chinese.


CHIN 221 / GTBOOKS 221 / ASIAN 221. Great Books of China.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Chinese is not required. (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/gtbooks/221/001.nsf

See Great Books 221.001.

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CHIN 225. Calligraphy.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Chen Li

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 101. (1). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

To explore the richness of Chinese calligraphy, this course is designed to include a series of fundamental introductions to the history of Chinese calligraphy, and a brief theoretical framework for evaluation and appreciation; in addition, a practice session will be held in each class to facilitate a hands-on learning process.

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CHIN 225. Calligraphy.

Language Courses

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Chen Li

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 101. (1). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

To explore the richness of Chinese calligraphy, this course is designed to include a series of fundamental introductions to the history of Chinese calligraphy, and a brief theoretical framework for evaluation and appreciation; in addition, a practice session will be held in each class to facilitate a hands-on learning process.

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CHIN 250 / ASIAN 251. Undergraduate Seminar in Chinese Culture.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001 Looking at Traditional China Through Its Most Famous Novel: The Story of the Stone.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No knowledge of Chinese language is required. (3). (HU). May be repeated with department permission.

First-Year Seminar Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Asian Studies 251.001.

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CHIN 360(475) / ASIAN 360 / RCHUMS 375 / HISTART 387 / PHIL 360. The Arts and Letters of China.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/asian/360/001.nsf

This interdisciplinary and multimedia course is taught jointly by faculty specialists in Chinese philosophy, religion, history of art, drama, literature, and visual culture. It is not a survey course. Instead, the main task will be the sustained and critical study of a number of significant and representative works in order to present some major themes of the distinct and complex civilizations of China. In spite of inner tensions, this is a cultural tradition that can be seen as a highly integrated system composed of mutually reinforcing parts, making such an interdisciplinary and multimedia approach particularly effective. Toward the end of the term we will observe the system's collapse as it struggles to adapt to the modern world, consider how our themes continue, persist, or change. Background lectures on language and early religion will be followed by topics and readings that include: Confucianism (Confucius and Mencius) and Daoism (Laozi and Zhuangzi); themes in Chinese religiosity, Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism; religious art; lyricism and visual experience in poetry and landscape painting; music; traditional storyteller tales; poetic-musical theater; fiction of modern "revolutionary" and post-Mao China; and Chinese film. The format of the course consists of three hours of lectures and one hour of discussion per week. The lectures will be given by Baxter (language); Feuerwerker (modern fiction); Ivanhoe (philosophy); Lam (music); Lin (poetry); Nornes (film); Powers (art history); Rolston (theater and traditional fiction); Sharf (religion). Students should register for both the lecture section, and one of the three discussion sections. No prerequisites. Requirements: occasional brief responses to readings, three short papers, and final exam.

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CHIN 391. Honors Course in Chinese.

Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings aimed at the writing of analytical papers and/or the Honors thesis.

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CHIN 392. Honors Course in Chinese.

Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings aimed at the writing of analytical papers and/or the honors thesis.

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CHIN 393. Honors Course in Chinese.

Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings aimed at the writing of analytical papers and/or the Honors thesis.

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CHIN 394. Honors Course in Chinese.

Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the department. (2). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings aimed at the writing of analytical papers and/or the honors thesis.

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CHIN 399. Directed Readings.

Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of the Department. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Individual work and directed readings for undergraduate concentrators. Must be arranged with an instructor.

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CHIN 469 / ASIAN 469 / PHIL 469. Later Chinese Thought.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Ivanhoe

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing; no knowledge of Chinese required. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

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

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ivanhoe/phil469.htm

This course is a survey of the history of Chinese thought from the later Han Dynasty through the early 20th century. It will explore the profound contribution of Buddhist philosophy to the development of indigenous Chinese thought, particularly in regard to later or "Neo" Confucianism, and the ways in which different thinkers and schools of thought influenced and were in turn shaped by one another and by the historical circumstances of their respective ages. No knowledge of Chinese is required but familiarity with early Chinese or Buddhist philosophy is strongly recommended. Readings are in translation. All students are required to write weekly response papers, 250 words in length, and a final paper, 15 double spaced typed pages in length.

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