This seminar will focus on the remarkable changes Chinese society has undergone over the last century. The first week of the program will focus on China during the Republican period, the founding of the People’s Republic, and the era of the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The second week will address the explosive changes occurring over the past forty years of economic and social liberalization. As in Year 1, pedagogy sessions will be conducted for both language and humanities and social science faculty.
Over the course of each Summer Seminar, institutional teams will be responsible for outlining a specific core course for a planned Chinese studies certificate or minor. Individual participants will be responsible for developing a 3-4 week course module that can be used to infuse Chinese content into courses already being taught on their campuses in the humanities and social sciences. Teams will also develop concrete plans for how their home institutions can best and most practically realize greater symbiosis between undergraduate course content in the humanities and social sciences with “best practices” for Chinese language learning.
Zhang Daqian; Mountains Clearing after Rain; ca. 1965-1970;
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