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CHN 200 Chinese Civilization Is Available in Mod 2 in the Spring

Posted on November 24, 2020 | Filed under Archive

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CHN 200 Chinese Civilization is open to freshmen and sophomore in mod 2 at 3:20 to 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the spring. The course focuses on contemporary China’s issues by connecting them to China’s traditions, with experiencing Chinese art forms such as folk dance, instruments, calligraphy, architecture, or embroidery in between. In the segment of contemporary Chinese culture, we discuss about advancements of Chinese technology and commercial culture, ordinary Chinese people, controversial issues related to US-China relations (Huawei, Tiktok, Wechat and Alipay), problems that the fast-developing China is facing (environment, surveillance, human rights), and the special topic: what did China (East Asian countries) do during the pandemic? Discussions of contemporary Chinese culture require re-examinations of those firmly held beliefs manifested in Chinese sayings, customs, taboos, or religions that influence or even determine what takes place today. The course is meant to be visual, experiential, and emphasizes critical thinking. Entirely conducted in English so no language prerequisite. Count toward Chinese language/culture minor. If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Shi at