It aims to give students, both majors and non-majors, a solid training in spoken and written Chinese language, and an introduction to critical approaches to a broad range of Chinese culture, including classical and modern literature, Chinese history, philosophy, visual arts, film, and popular culture. By the time they enter their senior year, the students who have completed the set series of courses are expected to be able to communicate with native speakers, to read and write Chinese with relative ease, and to incorporate material in Chinese language into their senior projects. The linguistic training begins with Chinesean introductory course that focuses on the fundamentals of modern Chinese, followed by Chinesean intensive course that accelerates the development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese.
The course "East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations" introduces students to 2, years of art, literature, philosophy and religion from China, Japan and Korea, starting in antiquity and ending in the 18th century. In addition to reading primary texts in translation, the students attend hands-on demonstrations of Japanese drumming and calligraphy. Here, the word "tiger" is written in Chinese characters top and Japanese hiragana bottom by Tomoko Shibata, a lecturer in East Asian studies.
The students will acquire a thorough understanding of the political and cultural developments in the major countries of Asia and the historical relationship between Asia and other parts of the world, in particular the West. Students will develop the capability to see global and regional developments from a local Asian perspective. Students will be able to combine the knowledge obtained in their major programmes with Asia-centred and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Michael Lin, a rising sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and minor in EALC, offers advice for new travelers based on his experiences as a summer intern in Shanghai. Read More. The 9th volume of the Penn Asian Review has been published online! The Penn Asian Review provides both undergraduate and graduate students with a forum to discuss all aspects of the Asia-Pacific region.
Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.
The course is designed for students who are of non-Chinese origin and were not raised in a Chinese-speaking environment; or who are of Chinese origin but do not speak Chinese and whose parents do not speak Chinese. It helps students acquire communicative competence in Chinese while sensitizing them to the links between language and culture. The course is designed for students who are of non-Chinese origin and were not raised in a Chinese-speaking environment, or who are of Chinese origin but do not speak Chinese and whose parents do not speak Chinese.
The study of Humanities offers an approach which integrates the arts, literature, history, music, philosophy and other disciplines. The program focuses on the culture of human civilization from classic antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the Modern Era. The objective of the Humanities is to give a sense of wholeness to human experience.
The School of Arts and Sciences. The Graduate School of Development. Institute of Public Policy and Administration.
Ask a Librarian. In this tab and its sub-tabs, you will be able to find specific sources related to the fields of Asian literature, religion, arts, folklore, history, philosophy, social science, etc. The UCLA Rethinking Ritual working group is exploring interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives on the relationships between ritual and religion, performance and traditional culture, and native historical and global modern art forms in various Asian traditions South Asian, Japanese, regional Chinese cultures.
The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in modern Chinese literature and culture for the academic year, with the possibility of renewal pending collegiate approval and demonstration excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, including a general education course entitled Asian Humanities: China in both semestersas well as self-designed courses in cinema and Chinese popular culture. The normal teaching load, contingent upon enrollments, is six courses per year at least a minimum of 18 s.