CHNS 3402

Advanced Chinese II

This course is designed to help students comprehend and produce discourse-level Chinese characterized by factual, as well as abstract, elaboration on most familiar and some unfamiliar topics. Authentic materials are used exclusively and the course is conducted in Mandarin Chinese. It is designed for students who have completed three years of training in all four skills.

In this course, students will read rigorously both literary and non-literary texts written in advanced shumianyu language on a wide range of topic areas related to current events, social sciences, history and literature. Students will be required to write extensively in the expository style, and their written work will be corrected and discussed in individual sessions.

Required texts: No textbook purchase needed. The students explore Chinese culture, society, politics, through discussions of texts and audio/visual materials available on the Internet. The texts vary from news reports on current events, commentaries, literary writings, to official documents such as government white books, etc. Video clips related to the discussion topics from YouTube and video-hosting websites based in China are also incorporated into learning.

Recommended Dictionaries: Deng, G., Ed., A New English-Chinese Dictionary, University of Washington Press; Deng, G., Ed., A New Chinese-English Dictionary, University of Washington Press.
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Summer 2020 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L20 Lecture (Yeh)

Summer 2019 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L19 Lecture (Yeh)

Summer 2018 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L18 Lecture (Yeh)

Summer 2017 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L17 Lecture (Zhang)

Summer 2016 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L16 Lecture (Zhang)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L15 Lecture (Zhang)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

CHNS3402A-L14 Lecture (Zhang, Li, Ping)

Summer 2013

CHNS3402A-L13 Lecture (Wu, Li, Li, Zou)

Summer 2012

CHNS3402A-L12 Lecture (Wu, Li)

Summer 2011

CHNS3402A-L11 Lecture (Wu, Li, Liu, Yang)

Summer 2010

CHNS3402A-L10 Lecture (Wu, Li, Wang, Zhang)

Summer 2009

CHNS3402A-L09 Lecture (Wu, Li, Zhou)

Summer 2008

CHNS3402A-L08 Lecture (Wu, Zhang, Zhou)

Summer 2007

CHNS3402A-L07 Lecture (Wu, Li, Wang, Zhang)

Summer 2006

CHNS3402A-L06 Lecture

Summer 2005

CHNS3402A-L05 Lecture (Wu, Guan, Zhu)

Summer 2004

CHNS3402A-L04 Lecture (Wu)