This intermediate/advanced course will include discussions of contemporary China, with its societal issues as the main subject. Pictures, stories, news reports, and editorials will be used to deepen the students’ understanding of such topics. Students will explore how these issues affect the daily life of the Chinese people, as well as compare and contrast the Chinese experience with the American one. Students will also have a chance to read research articles on contemporary Chinese society.
Prerequisite: Mandarin II