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CHINA 10SC: The Cult of Happiness: Pursuing the Good Life in America and China

The 2006 film Pursuit of Happyness, an unabashed celebration of the American Dream, was enthusiastically embraced by Chinese audiences. It seems that the pursuit of happiness has become truly globalized, even as the American Dream is slipping away for many. Are Americans still convinced that their conception of happiness is a self-evident truth and a universal gospel? Is there anything that Americans might learn about what it means to live a good life from not only the distant past, but also cultures in which happiness is envisioned and sought after very differently? This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the question of happiness and invites undergraduate students to reflect on its relationship to virtue, wisdom, health, love, pleasure, prosperity, justice, and solidarity. Giving equal weight to Chinese and Western sources, it seeks to defamiliarize some of the most deeply held ideas and values in American society through the lens of crosscultural inquiry. During the summer, students will read a selection of novels, memoirs, and reflections by philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists. In September, we will review these texts and place them alongside movies, short fiction, news stories, and social commentary while we interrogate the chimera of happiness. In addition, we will experiment with meditation, short-form life writing (including mock-obituaries!), and service-learning.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)

CHINA 70N: Animal Planet and the Romance of the Species (COMPLIT 70N)

Preference to freshmen.This course considers a variety of animal characters in Chinese and Western literatures as potent symbols of cultural values and dynamic sites of ethical reasoning. What does pervasive animal imagery tell us about how we relate to the world and our neighbors? How do animals define the frontiers of humanity and mediate notions of civilization and culture? How do culture, institutions, and political economy shape concepts of human rights and animal welfare? And, above all, what does it mean to be human in the pluralistic and planetary 21st century?
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)

CHINA 73N: Chinese Language, Culture, and Society (CHINA 170)

Functions of languages in Chinese culture and society, origin of the Chinese language, genetic relations with neighboring languages, development of dialects, language contacts, evolution of Chinese writing, language policies in Greater China. Prerequisite: one quarter of Chinese 1 or 1B or equivalent recommended. Freshman seminar.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHINA 91: Introduction to China

Required for Chinese and Japanese majors. Introduction to Chinese culture in a historical context. Topics include political and socioeconomic institutions, religion, ethics, education, and art and literature.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINA 92S: Shanghai: Home of Sojourners, Gateway to the Modern World (HISTORY 92S)

Shanghai is both China's most modern city and the country's gateway to the world. Among the makers of the city¿s modern preeminence were not only its indigenous peoples and ideas, but also loans from British banks, films of Hollywood, policemen from colonial India, and revolutionary thoughts imported from Japan. This course will situate Shanghai's transnational history and its role in the formation of modern China from mid-nineteenth century onward. Key themes include Western and Japanese colonialisms, the rise of Chinese capitalism, WWII, the Cultural Revolution, and the still ongoing economic reform. This course fulfills the departmental Sources and Methods requirement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hirata, K. (PI)

CHINA 93: Late Imperial China (FEMGEN 93, HISTORY 93)

(Same as HISTORY 193. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 193.) A survey of Chinese history from the 11th century to the collapse of the imperial state in 1911. Topics include absolutism, gentry society, popular culture, gender and sexuality, steppe nomads, the Jesuits in China, peasant rebellion, ethnic conflict, opium, and the impact of Western imperialism.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Sommer, M. (PI)

CHINA 105: Beginning Classical Chinese, First Quarter (CHINA 205)

Goal is reading knowledge of classical Chinese. Basic grammar and commonly used vocabulary. Students with no background in classical Chinese who are taking 127 to satisfy Chinese major requirements must begin with 125. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 23 or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Sun, C. (PI)

CHINA 106: Beginning Classical Chinese, Second Quarter (CHINA 206)

Goal is reading knowledge of classical Chinese. Basic grammar and commonly used vocabulary. Students with no background in classical Chinese who are taking CHINA 107/207 to satisfy Chinese major requirements must begin with CHINA 105/205. Prerequisite: CHINA 105/205 or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sun, C. (PI)

CHINA 107: Beginning Classical Chinese, Third Quarter (CHINA 207)

Goal is reading knowledge of classical Chinese. Basic grammar and commonly used vocabulary. Students with no background in classical Chinese who are taking 127/207 to satisfy Chinese major requirements must begin with 125/205. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 126/206 or equivalent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Bartlett, T. (PI)

CHINA 110: How to Be Modern in China: A Gateway to the World Course

A gateway course on China, with a focus on the politics of everyday life, in the capital city of Beijing. Introduction to the history and politics of modern China. The pleasures, frictions, and challenges of daily living in the penumbra of power in Beijing as reported, represented, and reflected upon in fiction, film, reportage, social commentary, and scholarly writings. Priority to those preparing to participate in BOSP-Beijing Program or returning from the program.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)
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