Course Descriptions

Chinese --- CHIN

Course Descriptions

CHIN 1111  Introduction to Chinese Culture   3.0 cr

Surveys cultural heritage of China, examining the philosophy, language and literature, and fine arts of the Chinese tradition. Emphasis is on discussing cultural achievements of different eras within the context of social, political, and economic developments. Topics discussed include Myth, Legend & Ancient Cosmology; State Religion; the '100 Schools of Philosophy;' Classical Literature; Imperial Confucianism; Taoism; Poetry, Music, Art & Literary Criticism of Six Dynasties; Buddhism; Tang Poetry; Neo-Confucianism & the Refined Life; the Great Age of Painting; Vernacular Literature; Neo-Confucianism & Imperial Patronage of the Arts & Literature; Western Influence; Decline of the Chinese Tradition; Revolution, the New Culture Movement and the Rise of Modern Fiction; Communism and the Didactic Arts; and Tradition vs. the Modern.