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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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Chinese proficiency test web sites. (You need to contact Dr. Jing Shen for username/passwords to have access to the tests.)

Chinese Cinema

A staple of Chinese cinema is the historical television drama, many of which are filmed in one of the studio cities in Wuxi, which were built expressly for this purpose. The following student video and images give a good overall impression of the details and themes to be found in Wuxi's studio cities. These media are part of the research done by students during their time in Wuxi and Zhujiajiao.

A video tour of the studio cities (3MB).
Videos require Apple QuickTime.

Images from some of the centers of Chinese cinema

Chinese Theater

CN 268A - Love and Justice in Chinese Theater"

The Water Sleeve Dance, performed at Eckerd College's Festival of Cultures.
Another interpretation of The Water Sleeve Dance
Videos require Apple QuickTime


The three-story theatre Changyinge in The Imperial Palace

Costume design of Butterfly Lovers done by students at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

An old stage at Zhujiajiao

A karaoke scene at Beihai, the oldest royal park in Beijing

Eckerd student Jackie McClure ('07) wears traditional Chinese makeup done by a professor at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

Demo of stage props by professors at National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

Costumes designed by students at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

Costumes designed by students at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

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.