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ASIANĀ 237: Modern Chinese Literature and Society

This core course of Asian Studies introduces students to modern Chinese literature and society. It examines canonical and popular works of Chinese writings including fiction, drama, autobiography, correspondences, and poetry written in classical and modern styles from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Films also serve as supplementary material when appropriate. Students read texts in translation and approach them in the context of modern Chinese society. They also study the literature as it reflects China's interaction with the West and the country's struggle to define itself as a modern nation. Offered annually.

Chinese

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Chinese puts you in touch with 1.3 billion people and with a culture still vital after more than 3,000 years. Already the second-largest economy in the world, with an annual economic growth rate more than double that of the U.S., China is also a nuclear-armed military power playing an increasingly large role in Asia. Our country critically needs proficient speakers of Chinese, not only in government service, but also in business, law, journalism, and technology. But with few exceptions, Americans visit China unable to speak the language. St. Olaf has taught Chinese since 1973 and is one of only a few colleges in the Midwest that offers four years of language study, an active study abroad program, and a broad selection of related courses in art, economics, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. The Chinese Major To fulfill a Chinese major, students will demonstrate both linguistic and cultural competence. For linguistic and language skills, the Chinese language major students will possess proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Intermediate-High level or above as well as metalinguistic and intercultural awareness of the use of Chinese language in different social milieus. Regarding cultural knowledge, students will have the ability to analyze, interpret, and critique various discourses and cultural productions such as literature, art, history, religion, philosophy, and politics in both social-cultural and global-contemporary contexts.

Linguistic Studies

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...an Asian Context ASIAN 300 Topics in Asian...Psychology of Hearing PSYCH 237 Cognitive Psychology PSYCH...

Race and Ethnic Studies

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...Art ASIAN 123 Asia in America ASIAN 223...History of Jazz MUSIC 237 World Music MUSIC...

Management Studies

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...Art Interim (off-campus) ASIAN 240 Talking in...The Arab World SOAN 237 Forging a Latin...

Neuroscience

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...Conditioning and Learning PSYCH 237 Cognitive Psychology Another...Biomedical Ethics PHIL 251 Asian Philosophy,Science, Ethics...

Psychology

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...environmental studies, family studies, Asian studies, linguistic studies...Conditioning and Learning PSYCH 237 Cognitive Psychology PSYCH...