Undergraduate Courses

A list of some courses relating to China studies offered by the UAlberta. Refer to Beartracks for course details and registration.

Fall 2017

Course Class Instructor Description
CHINA 211 - X01 Mandarin Chinese I
74151
Yang, Li
Designed for speakers proficient in one of the regional dialects of Chinese to gain fluency and literacy in standard Mandarin.
CHINA 407 - A1 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese
71524
Sun, Kuo-Chan Advanced readings from newspapers, magazines, social commentary and/or literary prose. Prerequisite: CHINA 302 or consent of Department.
EASIA 101 - A1 Understanding East Asia 75088 Nicoll-Joohnson, Evan Important aspects of pre-modern and modern East Asia from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
EASIA 224 - A1 Interculturalism and East Asian Music 72236 Roberts, Jeffrey  Survey of the major music traditions of China, Japan, and Korea through an exploration of Silk Road influences on Chinese music and Chinese musical influences on Japanese and Korean Music.
EASIA 236 - A1 Modernity and Contemporary Chinese Civilization 75387 Iwasaki, Clara The development of modernity in modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, and/or Hong Kong and its influence on literature, cinema, visual culture and/or popular culture.
EASIA 305 - A1 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 71438 Ruiting, Jia Sound system, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 308. Prerequisites: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.
EASIA 427 - A1 Colonial and Post-Colonial Culture in East Asia 75386 Iwasaki, Clara Colonialism, soft power and transnational connections in East Asia through the lens of cultural production. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.
EASIA 438 - A1 Topics in Chinese Studies 75117 Fred, Daniel Colonialism, soft power and transnational connections in East Asia through the lens of cultural production. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.
CLASS 110 - A1, X01 The Ancient World 71108 Pownall, Frances; Gino Ruggiero, Canias World history from the beginning of written records to the sixth century AD. The ancient history of the Mediterranean world, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Greece and Rome and compares developments in civilization in these areas with those in Persia, India and China.
ECON 211 - A1 Chinese Economic Development 71474 Xu, Yingfeng A survey of the characteristics of and recent developments in the Chinese economy emphasizing the nature and consequences of China's economic reforms and Canada's economic relations with China. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or equivalent.
HIST 280 - A1 East Asia to 1500 71392 Jay, Jennifer Survey of history of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) to 1500.
HIST 285 - A1 China and the West 74115 Gold, Brian A survey of Chinese-Western cultural interactions from the time of Marco Polo to the present.
HIST 385 - A1 Modern China 72720 Dunch, Ryan The history of China from the late nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: *3 from EASIA 101, HIST 280, 281, 285 or 290, or consent of Department.
HIST 481 - A1 Topics in Chinese History 75060 TBA Drama in Pre-modern China. Prerequisite: *3 in Asian HIST or consent of Department. 
HADVC 215 - A1 China Art Now
73927 TBA Chinese cultural identity as expressed in local and global economies of art, design, and visual culture from the Maoist era to the present.
HADVC 412 - A1 Topics in Asian Art, Design, and Visual Culture 73962  Claypool, Lisa Picturing Sci in Modern China. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.



Winter 2017

Course Class Instructor Description
POLS 375 - B1 Politics of East Asia 94028
Houlden, Gordon A comprehensive introduction to East Asian politics in the postwar period, covering Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan and the two Koreas.
EASIA 101 - B1 Understanding East Asia 91652 TBA Important aspects of pre-modern and modern East Asia from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
EASIA 205 - B1 Language in Chinese Society 92116 Li, Xiaoting Topics may include language and gender, identity, dialects. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 241. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and CHINA 102, or consent of Department. 
EASIA 232 - B1 Overview of Chinese Culture 92141 TBA Major trends in Chinese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 240. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department. 
EASIA 336 - B1 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 94092 Iwasaki, Clara Chinese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. 
EASIA 351 - B1 Culture and Identity in Taiwan 94093 Iwasaki, Clara The relationship between culture and identity in Taiwan through the study of literature and film in translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 351. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. 
EASIA 405 - B1 Chinese Linguistics 92306 Li, Xiaoting Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Chinese language. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 408. Prerequisite: CHINA 302 and EASIA 305, or consent of Department. 
EASIA 436 - B1 Chinese Modernity: Literature and Film 92824 Lupke, Christopher A cross-disciplinary study of literary and cinematic texts from modern China. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 420. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department. 
ANTHR 287 - B1 Topics in Asian Anthropology 93732 DeBernardi, Jean Anthropology of Asian food.
CLASS 110 - B1 The Ancient World 91440; 92908; 95682 Rossiter, Jeremy; TBA; Franconi, Tyler World history from the beginning of written records to the sixth century AD. The ancient history of the Mediterranean world, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Greece and Rome and compares developments in civilization in these areas with those in Persia, India and China. 
ECON 211 - B1 Chinese Economic Development 91688 Xu, Yingfeng A survey of the characteristics of and recent developments in the Chinese economy emphasizing the nature and consequences of China's economic reforms and Canada's economic relations with China. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or equivalent. 
ECON 410 - B1 Pacific Rim Economic Development 91470 Xu, Yingfeng Analyzes the role of particular markets and institutions in selected Pacific Rim economies. Special emphasis is given to either China or Japan; students should consult the Department of Economics to find which country is being emphasized in a given year. Prerequisites: ECON 281 or equivalent. 
HIST 281 - B1 East Asia from 1500 92108 Kasinec, Wendy Survey of the history of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam) from 1500 to the present. 
HIST 287 - X50 The Chinese in Canada, and Canadians in China 92129 TBA The history of the Chinese in Canada since the 1850s, and Canada's cultural and social relations with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, through historical and literary sources, media and film. 
HIST 383 - B1 The Civilization and Culture of Early China 93955 Jay, Jennifer This course focuses on the formative periods of Chinese civilization from prehistory to circa 600. 
HIST 390 - X50 Imperial China circa 600 to 1911 93956 Jay, Jennifer The institutional and social history of imperial China from the Tang to the Manchu Ch'ing dynasties. 
HIST 481 - B1 Topics in Chinese History 92218 Dunch, Ryan Religion & the State Mod China. Prerequisite: *3 in Asian HIST or consent of Department. 
HADVC 216 - B1 China's Design Revolution
95001 Claypool, Lisa This course raises the question: when will China stop manufacturing and start designing? Students will study the historical foundations, theory and practice of sustainable design in China since the end of the Maoist era.