Prof. Chen asked a number of colleagues and friends in China to submit thoughts on various topics, to which the students responded via the course discussion board. The submissions by Dr. Chen's colleagues and friends are available in the study materials section. In addition, the assignments section includes video and audio materials.
This course is the continuation of 21F105
. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consists of reading, discussion, composition, network exploration, and conversational practice. The course is conducted in Mandarin.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... or
Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:
From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...
Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character
Netscape (version 7.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:
From VIEW menu select Character Coding...
Safari on Macintosh OS X:
From VIEW menu select Text Encoding... Chinese
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.