UISFL 2016-2019 Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese Language and Culture Studies:  Integrating Faculty and Curriculum Development
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The China Project

Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese Language and Culture Studies:
Integrating Faculty and Curriculum Development

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2017 Institute Daily Readings

Presenting faculty have assigned readings for their sessions, and the full citation information can be accessed below. Each presenter has prepared a bibliography that includes assigned readings and optional additional readings. These bibliographies will be available in the Presenter Session Materials under Resources in the coming weeks.

This list is currently under revision and will be updated as information is available. Access to readings are limited to participants only.



July 17 to July 28, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017
Shana Brown:  The History of China and Chinese Histories:  A Thematic Overview
Kuhn, Philip. (1990). “Tales of the China Clipper” and “A Prosperous Age.” Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768 (1990)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Franklin Perkins:  Confucianism and Daoism:  Sources of Traditional Chinese Culture
Rosemont, Jr., Henry and Ames, Roger T. (Trans.). (2008). “Introduction: (IV) The Lexicon of Key Chinese Philosophical Terms.” In The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing, pp. 64-92. Honolulu:  University of Hawaii Press.
Perkins, Franklin. (2015). “Metaphysics in Chinese Philosophy.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (April 2015).
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Peter Hershock:  Chinese Buddhism:  Chan and the Ideal of Social Virtuosity
Hershock, Peter D. (2005). Differences in Indian and Chinese Cultural Contexts. In Peter D. Hershock. Chan Buddhism:  Dimensions of Asian Spirituality, 34-45. Honolulu:  University of Hawai‘i Press.
-----. (2005). Early Developments in Chinese Buddhism. In Peter D. Hershock. Chan Buddhism:  Dimensions of Asian Spirituality, pp. 46-65. Honolulu:  University of Hawai‘i Press.
Teiser, Stephen. (2008). Buddhism: Buddhism in China. In Jones, Lindsay (Ed)., The Encyclopedia of Religion Second Edition, pp. 1160-1169. New York: Macmillan Reference.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Kate Lingley:  Chinese Art and Visual Culture
Wu, Hung. (2005). "On Tomb Figurines:  The Beginning of a Visual Tradition." In Wu, Hung., and Tsiang, Katherine R., Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture, pp. 13-47. Cambridge (Massachusetts) and London:  Harvard University Asia Center. 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Shana Brown:  Chinese Histories:  Texts and Interpretations
Elliott, Mark. (2001). “The Eating Crabs Youth Book.” In Mann, Susan & Cheng, Yu-yin (Eds), Under Confucian Eyes:  Under Confucian Eyes: Documents on Gender in East Asian History


Monday, July 24, 2017
Wensheng Wang:  Chinese Religiosity in Late Imperial China

Watson, James. (1985). “Standardizing the Gods: the Promotion of T’ien Hou (‘Empress of Heaven’) along the South China Coast, 960-1960.” In Johnson, David., Nathan, Andrew., and Rawski, Evelyn (Eds), in Popular Culture in Late Imperial China, pp. 292-324. Berkeley:  University of California Press.


Wolf, Arthur. (1978). “Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors.” In Studies in Chinese Society, pp. 131-182. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Teiser, Stephen. (1993). “The Growth of Purgatory.” In Ebray, Patricia., and Gregory, Peter (Eds), Religion and Society in Tang and Sung China, pp. 115-145. Honolulu:  University of Hawaii Press.

Sangren, P. Steven. (1983). “Female Gender in Chinese Religious Symbols:  Kuan Yin, Ma Tsu, and the ‘Eternal Mother.’” Signs, Vol. 9, pp. 4-25.

Von Glahn, Richard. (1991). “The Enchantment of Wealth: The God Wutong in the Social History of Jiangnan.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 51, pp. 651-714.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Paola Zamperini:  Chinese Literature:  Writing Men and Women in Chinese History

Ebrey, Patricia (trans.). (2001). “The Book of Filial Piety for Women Attributed to a Woman Née Zheng,” In Mann, Susan., and Cheng, Yu-yin (Eds.), Under Confucian Eyes: Writings on Gender in Chinese History, pp. 47-70. (Univ. of California Press, 2001),

Pu, Songling, 1640-1715. (2006). "The Painted Skin." In Minford, John (trans. and ed.), The Painted Skin [in, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Penguin Classics). London:  Penguin.

Lienu zhuan. 1 Matronly Models, Introduction; 1.1The Two Consorts of Youyou; 4. The Chaste and the Obedient; 4.2 Boji of Duke Gong of Song; 6. Accomplished speakers; 6.15 Daughter of the Chief of the Treasury of Qi; 7. Depraved Favorites; 7.12 Two Depraved Women of Wey. Access Here.

Yuan Zhen (779-831). "Ying-ying's Story."
Owen, Stephen. (1996). "Tang Tales (chuan-qi)." In Owen, Stephen (Ed and Trans.), An Anthology of Chinese Literature:  Beginnings to 1911, pp. 518-531. New York; London:  W.W. Norton & Company. 
Swann, Dennis. (2001). "Lessons for Women." In Pan Chao, Foremost Woman Scholar of China, Michigan Classics in Chinese Studies (Book 5), pp. 82-99. U OF M CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES (July 9, 2001).

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Michelle King:  Gender and the Family in Late Imperial China

Kwa, Shiamin., and Idema, Wilt. (trans. and eds). (2010). “Poem of Mulan,” “Song of Mulan,” “The Female Mulan Joins the Army in Place of Her Father.” In Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, pp. 1-30. (Hackett, 2010).

Bray, Francesca. (2005). “The Inner Quarters: Oppression or Freedom?” In Knapp, Ronald G., and Kai-yin Lo. (Eds). House Home Family: Living and Being Chinese, pp. 259-279. Honolulu:  University of Hawaii Press.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shana Brown, Michelle King & Peter Hershock:  Teaching Chinese Cultures and Histories:  A Group Discussion

Chen, Duxiu. (2004) “Call to Youth (1915).” In Lawrence, Alan (Ed), China Since 1919 – Revolution and Reform (Routledge, 2004).