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ASIANĀ 270: Visual Culture of Modern China

This course highlights major visual arts movements within China over the last century, from the end of the imperial era to current times. Students look at a variety of issues: class and gender; China in the world art market, Chinese art past and present, and a variety of "isms" now seen as defining Chinese art. A major theme is to define "visual culture" in all its nuances. Counts toward media studies concentration.

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...Native American Issues SPAN 270 Spain's Cultural...

Race and Ethnic Studies

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...Art ASIAN 123 Asia in America ASIAN 223...Africa: Ghana (abroad) HIST 270 Major Seminar: American...

Environmental Studies

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...Political Science and Asian Studies Asian politics; comparative...222 Campus Ecology ENVST 270 Nature and American...

Media Studies

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...A History of Photography ASIAN 270 Visual Culture of Modern China ASIAN 156 Contemporary China...

Art and Art History

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...Art History and Asian Studies Asian art history...Britain Since 1950 ENVST 270 Nature and American...

Management Studies

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...Fiction GERM 270 Course GERM 270 Not Found...Art Interim (off-campus) ASIAN 240 Talking in...

Faculty-Led Semester Programs

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...and Asian Studies. Counts toward concentration: Asian studies...Supervisor's Course Religion 270 Christology in Global...