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ASIAN 211 A: Languages And Cultures Of China

Meeting Time: 
MWF 11:00am - 12:20pm
SAV 168
Anne Yue-Hashimoto

Additional Details:

This is an innovative course for any student who is interested in discovering  an ancient civilization as may be reconstructed by analyzing the so-called  oracle-bone inscriptions. Through a ‘puzzle solving’ methodology the students  are guided to understand basic bone graphs. The students will also be  introduced to a selection of inscriptions that constitute meaningful sentences,  and experience an exciting and fun adventure to reveal on their own the  society that produced the inscriptions, discovering its social, religious, and  political structures in the contexts of its concepts of time and space. Other  issues such as, its warfare, its image of women, and many other societal and  cultural messages hidden in the oracle-bone inscriptions and bone graphs will  be examined as well.

Catalog Description: 
Provides a general survey of the languages and language-families in China, emphasizing the rich linguistic diversity found there today. Languages compared with English, from linguistic and cultural perspectives, to demonstrate not only characteristics but also mutual dependence throughout their development.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:50pm