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Minor in Chinese Culture and Commerce


To graduate with a minor in Chinese Culture and Commerce, students must complete 18 hours, six hours from each of three groups listed below, at least six hours from 3000 or 4000 level.
Group I - Arts: Language and Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, Art: CHIN 1101, 1102, 2001, 2002, 3101, 3102, 3801, 3802, 4915,
ART 2411, 4441, 4445
Group II - Commerce and Social Sciences: Geography and Anthropology, Political Science, Business: POLI 4067, 4079, GEOG 4997 (when topic is China), GEOG 4037, ISDS 4160, MGT 3111 (when topic is China), MGT 4420 (when topic is China), BADM 4040, ECON 4530
Group III - History, Religion, Special Topics: HIST 2095, 2096, 4091,
4092, REL 2027, 4191, CHIN 2070, 4400

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Course offerings on China in Spring 2010

ART 4420: Modern Asian Art, MWF 10:40-11:30, Dr. Michelle C. Wang
ART 4499: The Reception of Asian Art in the West,
W 3:10-6:00, Dr. Michelle C. Wang
BADM 4040: Entrepreneurship in China
, TTh 3:00-4:30, Dr. Ye-sho Chen
CHIN 3102: Advanced Chinese
, MWF 12:30-1:30, Dr. Qiancheng Li 
CHIN/JAPN 3801: Traditional East Asian Literature (in translation), MWF 11:30-12:30, Dr. Qiancheng Li
HIS 2096: East Asian Civilization Since 1800, TTh 12:00-1:30, Dr. Margherita Zanasi
HIS 3117: Gender and Sexuality in China, T 3:00-6:00, Dr. Margherita Zanasi
HIS 4091: History of Premodern China, MWF 11:30-12:30, Dr. John B Henderson
REL 2027: Asian Religions, TTh 9-10:30, Dr. Paula Arai

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ART 2411 Survey of Asian Art (3) The arts of China, India, and Japan in relation to religious and philosophical beliefs that affected their production.
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ART 4441 Chinese Painting (3) History of Chinese painting from prehistoric times through the 20th century.
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ART 4445 Chinese Ceramics (3) History of Chinese ceramics from the prehistoric times to the 20th century; hands-on examination of original examples.

BADM 4040 Entrepreneurship in China (3) Characteristics of Chinese entrepreneurs, financing new ventures, innovation and creativity, franchising in China, Chinese family businesses, technological entrepreneurs, technological intrapreneurs, entrepreneurship education in China, incubators in China.
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CHIN 1101 Beginning Mandarin Chinese (4) Persons with prior knowledge of Mandarin may not take this course for credit. Basic lexicon and structure of Chinese;development of speaking and listening skills.

CHIN 1102 Beginning Mandarin Chinese (4) Basic lexicon and structure; emphasis on communicative language use.

CHIN 2001 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (4) Prereq.: CHIN 1102. Continuation of the study of basic lexicon and structures of Chinese; emphasis on further development of speaking, writing, and reading skills.

CHIN 2002 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (4) Prereq.: CHIN 2001. Continuation of the study of basic lexicon and structures of Chinese; emphasis on further development of speaking, writing, and reading skills.

CHIN 2070 Chinese Cinema (3) Chinese cinema from 1896 to the present; emphasis on the New Chinese cinema since 1980s; screening and analysis of representative films; knowledge of Chinese not required.
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CHIN 3101 Advanced Chinese (3) Prereq.: CHIN 2002 or equivalent. Introduction of authentic materials of increasing complexity on a variety of topics; emphasis on the use of relatively sophisticated structures vocabulary in complex communication.
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CHIN 3102 Advanced Chinese (3) Prereq.: CHIN 3101 or equivalent. Introduction of authentic materials of increasing complexity on a variety of topics; emphasis on the use of relatively sophisticated structures vocabulary in complex communication.
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CHIN 3801 Traditional East Asian Literature (3) Taught in English; knowledge of East Asian languages not required. Also offered as JAPN 3801. Introduction to the genres, themes, and representative works of traditional Chinese and Japanese literature; emphasis on critical reading.

CHIN 3802 Modern East Asian Literature (3) Taught in English; knowledge of East Asian languages not required. Also offered as JAPN 3802. Introduction to the genres, themes, and representative works of modern Chinese and Japanese literature; emphasis on critical reading.
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CHIN 4400 Topics in Chinese Culture (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Interdisciplinary study of Chinese literary texts, covering such fields as literature, the arts, politics, religion, and society. All readings in English.

CHIN 4915 Independent Work (1-3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Permission of department required. Directed readings in classical Chinese or Chinese literature.

GEOG 4037 Geography of China (3) Regional analysis of China. Natural environment and resources, historic roots and traditions, demographic changes, agriculture and rural development, urbanization and urban problems, industry, transportation and trade. Geographic perspectives applied to contemporary issues. 
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GEOG 4997 Special Topics in Geography (3) (when topic is China) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

HIST 2095 East Asian Civilization to 1800 (3) Interdisciplinary and cultural approach to the civilization of East Asia, particularly China and Japan, from antiquity to early contacts with the West.

HIST 2096 East Asian Civilization Since 1800 (3) Modern Asian civilization; emphasis on contact with the West, and the rise of nationalism and communism.

HIST 4091 China to 1600 (3) History and civilization, including a survey of religion and philosophy, language and literature, art and archaeology, and popular culture.

HIST 4092 China since 1600 (3) Western impact on civilization and the processes of revolution and modernization during the past century.

ISDS 4160 Sourcing in China (3)  Network clusters; cost competiveness; choosing strategic partners and suppliers; negotiation style; brand, design, and manufacturing; factory and supply chain audits; protecting intellectual property; vulnerability assessments; global sourcing repositioning; sourcing practices and cases in industries
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MGT 3111 Entrepreneurship (3) S (when topic is China) Prereq.: senior standing.
Principles of entrepreneurship; feasibility studies; financial and location analysis; marketing; promotion; management; venture capitalism; legal considerations.

MGT 4420 Multinational Management (3) (when topic is China) Prereq.: MGT 3200 or equivalent.
Management concepts and philosophical bases for international management operations; environmental dynamics, multinational business organizations, cultural constraints, organizational structures and processes, and conceptual systems of international operations.

POLI 4067 The Politics of Asia (3) F Governments and politics of modern Asia, with a focus on China; contemporary nationalism, political development, revolution, and impact of communism, democracy, and capitalism on Asian states.

POLI 4079 State, Society, and Citizenship in Contemporary China (3) Political events in contemporary China; emphasis on the state and the citizen in the Reform Era.

REL 2027 Asian Religions (3) Survey of the history, beliefs, and practices of the major religions of Southern and Eastern Asia, focusing on Hinduism, Buddhism, and the religions of China and Japan.
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REL 4191 Religions of China and Japan (3) Also offered as HIST 4191. Major religious traditions of East Asia; Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, Shinto, and Chinese and Japanese folk religion; religion in the context of Chinese and Japanese cultural history.

 


Fahui Wang
Professor of Geography
Director of Chinese Culture and Commerce Program
E113 Howe-Russell
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225)578-6629
Fax: (225)578-4420
E-mail: fwang@lsu.edu
http://www.ga.lsu.edu/wangF.html
 

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