Chinese

Since offerings its first Chinese language courses in 1957-1958, UBC has developed one of the most comprehensive programs of Chinese studies in North America.   A key strength of the program is its two different heritage and non-heritage tracks that allow the program to meet the very different needs of both heritage and non-heritage learners of Chinese. With some 2,000 individual registrations annually, the Chinese Language Program in the Department of Asian Studies has become North America’s largest program in Chinese Language, and in addition to its older Major in Asian Language and Culture (Chinese) the Department now boasts a new Major in Asian Language and Culture (Chinese Literature).

Program Website

A comprehensive list of courses offered by the Department of Asian Studies can be found in the UBC Calendar.

Summer 2017

CHIN134 Intensive Basic Chinese I (Non-Heritage) Sections

Skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese, an active vocabulary of about 500 Chinese words, and basic grammar. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 134 or CHIN 104 or both CHIN 101, CHIN 103, or both CHIN 131, CHIN 133.

Summer 2017

CHIN233 Basic Chinese II: Part 2 (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 231. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 233 or CHIN 107, or CHIN 234.

CHIN234 Intensive Basic Chinese II (Non-Heritage) Sections

Skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese, an active vocabulary of about 1000 Chinese words, and basic grammar. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 234 or CHIN 108 or both CHIN 105, CHIN 107, or both CHIN 231, CHIN 233.

Summer 2017

Summer 2017

CHIN464 Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive) Sections

A combination of CHIN 461 and 463. Classical poetry from pre-Qin to the early Tang Dynasties, at an advanced level. Not to be taken concurrently with any of the following CHIN 400-level language courses: CHIN 441/ 443/ 444/ 445/ 447/ 448/ 435/ 437. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 464 or both CHIN 461, CHIN 463.

CHIN474 Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive) Sections

A combination of CHIN 471 and 473. Classical poetry from the time of Du Fu (712-770) to the end of the Qing Dynasty, at an advanced level. Not to be taken concurrently with any of the following CHIN 400-level language courses: CHIN 441/ 443/ 444/ 445/ 447/ 448/ 435/ 437. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 474 or both CHIN 471, CHIN 473.

CHIN481 Modern Chinese Literature I (Heritage) Sections

Selected readings from the May Fourth Era to present. Not to be taken concurrently with any of the following CHIN 400-level language courses: CHIN 441/ 443/ 444/ 445/ 447/ 448/ 435/ 437. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 481 or CHIN 484.

CHIN484 Intensive Modern Chinese Literature (Heritage) Sections

A combination of CHIN 481 and 483. Selected readings from the May Fourth Era to the present. Not to be taken concurrently with any of the following CHIN 400-level language courses: CHIN 441/ 443/ 444/ 445/ 447/ 448/ 435/ 437. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 484 or both CHIN 481, CHIN 483.

Instructor(s): Li, Tianming