EALC explores the complexity and richness of human experience as expressed in the languages, histories, cultures, and literatures of China, Japan, and Korea. Not only are the civilizations of East Asia among the world's most ancient, these three cultural and linguistic areas have also come to play a vital role in today's global economy.

The Chinese Section of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at Washington University, offers the BA and MA degrees in Chinese, and the Ph.D. degrees in Chinese Language and Literature and in Chinese and Comparative Literature.

The Chinese program faculty include five in the professorial ranks and seven full-time lecturers. We offer five years of instruction in modern standard Chinese, putonghua, and a year in classical literary Chinese. Students are also encouraged to participate in our new study in China program at Fudan University in Shanghai.

 



Professor Wu teaches Chinese 207 (Intermediate Chinese for Heritage Speakers II) and Chinese 361/Chinese 421 (Third Level Modern Chinese II).

Intermediate Chinese for Heritage Speakers II - Chinese 207

Designed for students who have either completed Chinese 206 or who have basic speaking and listening skills and mastery of at least 800 written characters. Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in Chinese 306, or placement by examination.

Frequency Offered: Every 1 or 2 years
Credits: 3 Units
Course Attributes: AS LA, EN H, BU Hum, AS LS, FA LNG

Third Level Modern Chinese II - Chinese 361 and Chinese 421

Chinese 361: Continutaiton of advanced work in reading Chinese newspapers and modern literary texts. Open to undergraduates only. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in Chinese 360 or placement by examination.

Frequency Offered: Annually
Credits: 5 Units
Course Attributes: AS LA, EN H, BU Hum, BU ID, AS LCD, AS LS, FA LNG

Chinese 421: Emphasis on improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Texts include Chinese newspapers and modern literary texts. Open to graduate students only. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in Chinese 420 or placement by examination.

Frequency Offered: Annually
Credits: 5 Units
Course Attributes: AS LA, EN H, BU IS, AS LCD, AS LS, FA LNG

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Wu can be reached at:

Department of Asian and Near Easten Languages and Literatures
Washington University in St. Louis
026A Busch Hall, Campus Box 1111
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Phone: 314-935-4326
Email: fwu@wustl.edu
Office Hours: MW - 11am - 12pm & by appointment