Chinese Classes

Master List of Chinese Studies (170) Courses

Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU)

Please be advised: These classes are temporarily suspended until further notice. 7/8/2016

Course Title: 01:170:242 Contemporary China: Social, Economic and Cultural Perspectives (3 cr.)
Course Description
Interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary social, economic and cultural transformations of China in domestic, regional, and global context; challenges and prospects of Chinese society in the 21st century.

Course Title: 01:170:245: Women and Chinese Contemporary Society (3 cr.)
Course Description:
Analysis of women's changing status and roles in Chinese society after 1949, with special emphasis on their contributions to contemporary Chinese economy, entrepreneurship, politics, education, science, social movements, religious revival, literature, arts, and popular culture. (SAS Core Curriculum: 21 C; HST;WCr or WCd) 

Course Title: 01:170:284: Philosophical Themes in Chinese Literary Writings (3 cr.)
Course Description:
Exploration of the philosophical ideas of Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and other schools of thoughts as reflected in Chinese literary writings such as Chinese poetry, prose, rhymed prose, informal essays, transformation texts, short stories, novels, and drama from ancient times to modern China. (SAS Core Curriculm: AHo or AHp; WCr or WCd)

Course Title: 01:170:328 Special Topics in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (3 cr.)
Course Description
Exploration and discussion of heterogeneous voices and major topics of modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. (SAS Core Curriculum: AHo or AHp; WCr or WCd)

Course Title: 01:170:350 Confucianism and East Asian Modernities (3 cr.)
Course Description
The role of Confucianism in the formation of modern East Asia, with attention to the central ideas of Confucianism and their influence in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam; the interactions among the various Confucian traditions as well as their contributions to the development of modern East Asia. (SAS Core Curriculum: AHo; WCr or WCd)

Course Title: 01:170:442: Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, and New Confucianism (3 cr.)
Course Description:
Investigation of the rise and evolution of Confucianism in the Zhou-Qin period (6th - 3rd century B.C.E.), Neo-Confucianism in the Song-Ming period (10th - 17th century C.E.), and New Confucianism after 1949. Attention also paid to the continuity and innovations of the ideas within Confucian traditions and throughout the development of Chinese culture.

Course Title: 01:170:493,494 Independent Study (3,3)
Course Description
Independent study and research under the guidance of a faculty member in Chinese studies; final written paper required. Prerequisites: Previous coursework related to China and permission of instructor and program adviser.


Last Updated: July 8, 2016