College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Preparing students to meet the challenges of the next millenium...


With over three thousand years of history, Chinese culture has touched societies throughout the world. China has the world's largest population and abundant natural and social resources, and is a major power in tod ay's global economy. Butler University can help students understand how the complexity of China's historical

Image China past shapes contemporary Chinese society and culture.

For more information, please visit http://www.butler.edu/china-studies/.


Spring 2013 China Studies Courses:

FL 320 Chinese Civilization

This course is designed to introduce Chinese culture in both ancient and modern times. We will approach Chinese history by highlighting philosophical thoughts, literary masterpieces, music, and paintings of the major dynasties. However, more attention will be given to the modern period, in which we will cover such topics as Chinese food and tea cultures, movies, music, business, daily life, politics, literature, and other forms of art and social life. The goal of the course is to help students appreciate Chinese culture, form multiple perspectives and cross cultural senses. The class will include lectures, films, discussions, presentations, field trips, response papers, and essays.

Taught in English/ 3-credit hours  Tues/Thurs 2:25 - 3:40 pm/counts towards Chinese minor