Yongtao Zhang

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434 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511


CHNS 110

Elementary Modern Chinese I

Intended for students with no background in Chinese. An intensive course with emphasis on spoken language and drills. Pronunciation, grammatical analysis, conversation practice, and introduction to reading and writing Chinese characters.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
CHNS 120

Elementary Modern Chinese II

Continuation of CHNS 110.

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: M,T,W,Th,F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM, 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
CHNS 172

Chinese for Scholarly Conversation

This course aims to bring students to advanced competence in all aspects of modern Chinese, and prepare students for advanced research or employment in a variety of China-related fields. Materials include readings on contemporary social, cultural, and political issues, which are written by prominent scholar writers in related fields. This level is suitable for students who have had four years of college Chinese prior to attending, or who have taken three years of an accelerated program meant for heritage speakers.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M,W 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
EALL 200, CHNS 200, EAST 240, HUMS 270

The Chinese Tradition

An introduction to the literature, culture, and thought of premodern China, from the beginnings of the written record to the turn of the twentieth century. Close study of textual and visual primary sources, with attention to their historical and cultural backdrops.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM