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Colorado College in China

CC in China- Summer 2021- Course will NOT take place abroad, but remotely

Chinese in China has moved from spring 2021 to summer 2021, and will be taugh remotely (updated April 16, 2021).

Summer Block B  (remote)- Professor Hong Jiang will teach CN/PA 201 - Emphasis on continued development of speaking and listening skills and the use of basic structures through reading, writing and films with a view to building proficiency in using the language. Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101

Summer Block B (revised to Block C remote) - CN302/PA304 - Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Spring semester. Prerequisite: Chinese Language 301 or consent of instructor.

Summer Block C - (taught remote)Professor Fanny Zhang will teach CN/PA202- The course builds on the language progress made in Chinese 201. Extensive use of films and increased application of the written and spoken language in order to build proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201

Summer Block C - (This course has been cancelled) Professor Hong Jiang will teach CN/PA350 - Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture: Tell Stories. This course builds on the language progress made in CN 301 and CN 302 Advanced Chinese I & II, and emphasizes increased application of translation in improving conversational skills and reading and writing, and in learning Chinese culture and society, and in building proficiency in Chinese language.

The application form should be submitted via Summit. Colorado College students must sign up for the program during their regular pre-registration. The program will take place in Summer Blocks A&B. Prices for 2021 TBD.



CC in China- Summer Course

Summer 2009Every other summer, students from CC travel with Professor Hong Jiang to China. The six week course includes 4 1/2 weeks of study at Fudan University in Shanghai, considered the Princeton of the East. There, students are placed into the appropriate Chinese course for daily instruction. Additionally, there are afternoon and evening activities that the school holds for students to understand Chinese culture as well.

This course will provide students an opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in five major Chinese cities, where explorations of culture and daily life will be an integral component of the course. The students will visit famous historical sites and gardens, observe local enterprises, view traditional Chinese art, attend various cultural performances and become acquainted with Chinese families. After studying in Shanghai, students will travel to Xi'an, Wutai Mountain, and Beijing.


 Food in Japanese Literature and Culture (on campus)- Block B Summer 2021

This course focuses on the intersection of Japanese culture, food, and literature.  This is an interdisciplinary course designed to integrate perspectives on the history, aesthetics, practices and tastes of food in Japan.  It encourages analytic thinking (e.g., weighing evidence, establishing connections) and effective expression (writing and speaking cogently) on food and culture as they are experienced and expressed in Japan’s past and present.  The topics covered will range from food production and consumption to religious and artistic representations and the construction of cultural identities.

             Our Summer 2021 “Food  in Japanese Literature and Culture” connects our academic readings with direct experiences in the preparation and consumption of foods and participation in cultural activities and events.  The course is also designed to provide students with a general overview of Japanese cultural and social history.

             All readings will be posted on our course’s Canvas page.  Access readings on appropriate module pages, where you will also post your journals and papers. There will also be pdf copies of readings available on flash drives.

Pre-requisites:  At least two (2) courses/blocks about Japan or Consent of Instructor. Professor Joan Ericson and Professor Jim Matson

We will be requesting “Analysis & Interpretation of Meaning” designation under the new Gen Ed Requirements and Global Cultures under the older Gen Ed Requirements.



Japanese Culture in Japan

Taking a break on Mt. Fuji, summer 2007 This course presents a critical appreciation of Japanese icons (Shintoism, Buddhism, budo, samurai, haiku poetry, tea ceremony, kabuki theater, and rice) that scrutinizes how cultural practices and institutions have evolved and been adapted to symbolize Japan, both by Japanese and foreign observers. We will study these topics first-hand in a number of locations in Japan. We will particularly examine how Japanese traditions have been re-created or "invented," especially during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). How do they continue to evolve?

After studying Japanese "traditions" and their historical context, you will have a better understanding of media representation and academic analysis of Japan. all class readings, discussion, and writing will be in English. Course not taught every year. Course length: 3 weeks. Preference will be given to those who have studied Japanese language (2 blocks at CC or the equivalent) OR one course about Japan.




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