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

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2018 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.
Contemporary Chinese Society:  A Faculty Development Institute for Building Chinese Studies
Week One (July 9-13, 2018)
Week One Assigned Readings by Presenters
Monday, July 9, 2018
Guobin Yang:  Contemporary China and Its Global Contexts
Yang Guobin. "Civic Environmentalism" In You-tien Hsing and Ching Kwan Lee (eds), Reclaiming Chinese Society:  The New Social Activism, pp. 120-140 (Routledge, 2009).
Yang Guobin. "The Online Translation Activism of Bridge Bloggers, Feminists, and Cyber-Nationalists in China." In Pickard, Victor and Yang Guobin (eds), Media Activism in the Digital Age, pp. 62-75 (Routledge, 2018).

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Shana Brown:  From Republican China to the People's Republic:  A Century of Change

Eberlein, Xujun. “Who is the Guilty Party?” A Chinese American's Perspective [blog], posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 (https://insideoutchina.blogspot.com/2011/08/who-is-guilty-party.html)
Lu Xun [i.e. Lu Hsun]. “My Old Home,” Selected Stories of Lu Hsun, pp. 54-64 (W.W. Norton, 1977).
Zhang Jie. "Love Must Not Be Forgotten," Love Must Not Be Forgotten, trans. Gladys Yang, pp. 1-15 (Panda Books, 1987).
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Ming-Bao Yue:  Teaching 20th Century Chinese Literature, Film, and Culture in the Age of Globalization
Liang Qichao. “On the Relationship between Fiction and the Government of People.” In Denton, Kirk (ed), Modern Chinese Literary Thought:  Writings on Literature, 1893-1945, pp. 74-81 (Stanford University Press, 1996).
Hu Shi. “A Modest Proposal for the Reform of Literature.” In Denton, Kirk (ed), Modern Chinese Literary Thought:  Writings on Literature, 1893-1945, pp. 123-139 (Stanford University Press, 1996).
Mao Zedong. “Talks at the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art.” In Denton, Kirk (ed), Modern Chinese Literary Thought:  Writings on Literature, 1893-1945, pp. 458-463 (Stanford University Press, 1996).
Wang David. “Chinese Fiction for the Nineties.” In Wang and Tei (eds), Running Wild:  New Chinese Writers, pp, 238-258 (Columbus University Press, 1994).
Tsu Jing., and Wang David (eds). “Introduction: Global Chinese Literature.” In Tsu Jing & Wang David (eds), Chinese Overseas, Volume 3:  Global Chinese Literature:  Critical Essays, pp. 1-13 (Brill Press, 2010). 
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Kate Lingley:  Chinese Art in a Century of Change:  From Imperial China to the People's Republic
Zhang Lizhong. "Cai Yuanpei (1868-1940)." Prospects:  The Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, Vol 23, No. 1/2, pp. 147-157
de Bary, Wm. Theodore., and Lufrano, Richard (eds). "the Literary Revolution." In Sources of Chinese Tradition, 2nd ed., V. II, pp. 356-363 (Columbia University Press, 2000).
Lu Xun. "Preface to Call to Arms." Selected Stories of Lu Hsun, Published by Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1960, 1972 (Marxists Internet Archive, 2005).
"The May 4th Movement, May 1939." Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, retrieved on May 15, 2018, from https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_13.htm
Friday, July 13, 2018
Peter Hershock:  Repertoires of Practice:  Religion and the State in Modern China
Zhe Ji. "Buddhism and the State:  The New Relationship:  Increasing Numbers of Believers Bring Great Changes to the Monastic Economy in China." In China Perspectives, Vol. 55, 2004, pp. 1-13.
Fisher, Gareth. "Introduction." In From Comrades to Bodhisattva:  Moral Dimensions of Lady Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China, pp. 1-20 (University of Hawai'i Press, 2014). 
Hershock, Peter D. "Responsive Virtuosity:  A Classical Chinese Buddhist Contribution to Contemporary Conversations of Freedom." In Ming Dong Gu (ed), Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters:  The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, pp. 85-101 (Routledge, 2018). 
Birnbaum, Raoul. "Buddhist China at the Century’s Turn." In D. L. Overmyer (Ed), Religion  in China Today:  The China Quarterly Special Issues New Series, No. 3, pp.122-144 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). 
Week Two (July 16-20, 2018)
Week Two Assigned Readings by Presenters
Monday, July 16, 2018
Sumner La Croix:  The Chinese Economy:  The Post-Reform Era in Its Historical Context
Zhu Xiaodong. “Understanding China’s Growth: Past, Present, and Future,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 26: 103-124.
Podcast:  “Understanding and Unwinding our Trade War with China,” Mercatus Center, George Mason University, April 10, 2018. https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/04102018/understanding-and-unwinding-our-trade-war-china
Naughton, Barry. “Is China Socialist?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 31 (2017): 3-24. (Excellent overview by one of the leading U.S. China experts.)
Zheng Liu. “Is China’s Growth Miracle Over?” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter, August 10, 2015.
Xu Chenggang. “The Fundamental Institutions of China’s Reforms and Development,” The Journal of Economic Literature, 49(4), 2011: 1076-1151. (Comprehensive survey.)
Monday, July 16, 2018
Jennifer Turner:  China's Environment:  Realities, Policies and Prospects
Parton, Charlie. "China is Heading Towards a Water Crisis:  Will Government Changes Help?" Chinadialogue, May 09, 2018.
Li Jing. "China's New Environment Ministry Unveiled, with Huge Staff Boost." Chinadialogue, April 19, 2018.
Hove, Anders., and Wetzel, Daniel. "China is Planning Provincial Quotas for Clean Energy." Chinadialogue, April 23, 2018
Mi Siyi. "Hot Times:  Waste-to-Energy Plants Burn Bright in China's Cities." NewSecurityBeat:  The Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program, November 27, 2017. Wilson Center.
Wang, Dongping., and Freese, Lyssa. "Grassroots Solutions for Solid Waste in China's Growing Cities." NewSecurityBeat:  The Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program, May 17, 2018. Wilson Center.
Du Jillian. "With Network of River Watchers, Green Hunan Opens Second Front in China's War on Pollution." NewSecurityBeat:  The Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program, December 26, 2016. Wilson Center.

Ortolani, Giovanni. "China's Belt and Road Poised to Transform the Earth, but at What Cost?"Mongabay:  News & Inspiration from Nature's Frontline, April 24, 2018.

Early, Catherine. "Interview:  Sherry Madera on Greening the Belt and Road." Chinadialogue, May 08, 2018.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Teresa Wright:  Political Ideals and Political Realities:  China in a New Global Era

Wright, Teresa. "Party and State, or Party-State?" In Party and State in Post-Mao China, pp. 18-40 (Polity, 2015).


Minzner, Carl. "Overview:  The End of China's Reform Era." In End of an Era: How China's Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise, pp. 17-35 (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Stone Fish, Isaac. “Is China Becoming the World's Most Likeable Superpower?The Atlantic, June 2, 2017.

Runciman, David. “China’s Challenge to Democracy,” Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2018.    

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Guobin Yang:  Mass Media, the Internet and Chinese Civil Society

Yang Guobin. "Chinese Internet Literature and the changing Field of Print Culture." In From Woodblocks to the Internet:  Chinese Publishing and Print Culture in Transition, Circa 1800 to 2008, pp. 334-351 (Brill, 2014).

Yang Guobin. "Demobilizing the Emotions of Online Activism in China:  A Civilizing Process." International Journal of Communication, Vol. 11, 2017, pp. 1945-1965.
Yang Guobin., and Wu Shiwen. "Remembering Disappeared Websites in China:  Passion, Community, and Youth." New Media & Society, Vol. 1, No. 18, 2017
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Guobin Yang & Peter Hershock:  Open Discussion on Contemporary Chinese Society