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Jing Shen
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Courses

CN 101: Elementary Chinese I
This course seeks to lay a groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. It provides instruction in integrated language skills and combines sentence patterns with everyday life topics.

CN 102: Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of CN 101. This course covers more sentence patterns and everyday life topics. Prerequisites: CN 101 or permission of instructor.

CN 201: Intermediate Chinese I
This course is designed to help students achieve greater proficiency in the oral and written use of modern Chinese on the basis of the First-Year Chinese curriculum. More everyday life topics are covered. Prerequisites: CN 102.

CN 202: Intermediate Chinese II
This course is a continuation of CN 201 and completes the introduction of modern Chinese basic grammar patterns and everyday life topics. Prerequisites: CN 201 or permission of instructor.

CN 208G: Gender and Sexuality in Asian Literature
Modern fiction and films primarily by women in China, Japan, and Korea. Works in English translation that address issues of gender, sexuality, and female subjectivity.

CN 228G: Chinese Martial Arts in Literature and Film
Study Chinese martial arts literature and cinema from pre-modern and modern periods. Examine the evolution of Chinese knight-errantry. Consider masculinities vs. femininities, representation of action, nationalism and internationalism, and relationship between tradition and modernity. Taught in English translation.

CN 268A: Love and Justice in Chinese Theater
Survey of Chinese theater, with a focus on zaju, chuanqi, model theater, and modern spoken drama. Classes will combine lecture on background information and analysis of visual and audio examples with discussion of plays in translation.

CN 288G: Chinese Pop Culture
Experience contemporary Chinese pop culture through fiction, popular/rock music, TV drama, and films in a global context. The literary, musical and visual works will demonstrate the artistic trends and the consumers' taste in the commercialized society.

CN 301H: Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Chinese Literature
This course is a guided reading of the masterpieces of classical Chinese novels in translation. We will examine various types of heroes and anti-heroes, as portrayed in those works. Episodes of TV adaptation will be shown.

CN 302H: East Meets West: Chinese Cinema
How have Chinese artists integrated cinema, originally a western visual form, in their cultural context? This course investigates the issue through an examination of representative works in Chinese cinema produced from the 1930's to the present.

CN 307H: Advanced Chinese I
This course seeks to help students develop integrated skills of modern Chinese by handling more abstract topics. Formal written language is also introduced. Prerequisites: CN 202.

CN 308H: Advanced Chinese II
This course seeks to help students develop integrated skills of modern Chinese by handling more abstract topics. Formal written language is also introduced. Prerequisites: CN 307H.

Eckerd in China

In addition to Chinese language at Eckerd, we've also sent our choir to China and have a language immersion Winter Term course where students study Chinese language at East China Normal University, Shanghai, while exploring this legendary port city and experiencing first hand the vitality of this dynamic economic power-house of the twenty first century.