Wintersession 2023 Course Offerings from EAS

Dec. 15, 2022

Members of the East Asian Studies administration team, the Chinese Language Program, and the EAS Library will be teaching courses during Wintersession 2023, which runs from January 16–29. Registration is currently open, but availability of the courses listed below is subject to change.

Wintersession 2023 Course Offerings from EAS

Business Chinese and Chinese Business

Jing Wang, Director of the Chinese Language Program

Part 1: Tuesday, January 17, 10:00AM–12:00PM

Part 2: Wednesday, January 25, 9:30AM–2:00PM

Have you ever made a purchase on Amazon or Ebay from a seller based in China? Did you ever wonder why products can be delivered to you in a timely manner? In this winter session, we will take you on a trip to visit Elogistic, a Chinese company that provides global cross-border e-commerce and has warehouses in the U.S., Australia, and several European countries. All discussions and most activities will be conducted in Chinese.

From Oracle Bones to Ebooks: Short Overview of the Tradition of Chinese Books

Martin Heijdra, Director of East Asian Library

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00PM–2:30PM

Chinese writing and books have a tradition of more than three thousand years. In this session, we will be looking at the various formats they took throughout those millennia, looking at intriguing and spectacular examples in Princeton’s collections. No knowledge of Chinese necessary.

Exploring the Fascination of Chinese Tea..... and Bubble Tea

Fan-yen Hsieh, Lecturer, Chinese Language Program

Section A: Thursday, January 19, 1:00PM–2:30PM

Section B: Thursday, January 19, 10:00AM–11:30AM

This workshop will first introduce different types of Chinese tea, including black tea, green tea, oolong tea, blend tea, and dark tea. Participants will see, smell and touch a variety of tea leaves. This will be followed by a traditional Kung Fu tea ceremony, which involves the ritual preparation and presentation of tea. Participants will learn and make their own bubble tea. All the tea-lovers and tea-lovers-to-be are welcome!

Ecological View towards Language Learning: Using Virtual Reality for Community Building and Chinese Language Learning

Jin Dong, Lecturer, Chinese Language Program

Monday, January 23, 1:00PM–4:00PM

This workshop aims at introducing ecological view towards language learning and using Virtual Reality games to immerse international students from China and domestic students who are learning Chinese in a rich multilingual and multimodal and fun environment to learn both Chinese language and culture and build a language learning community. Two virtual reality games will be provided.

Learn Chinese with TV Shows and Act Out Scenes!

Jieyun Zhu, Lecturer, Chinese Language Program

Part 1: Monday, January 23, 7:00PM–9:00PM

Part 2: Wednesday, January 25, 7:00PM–9:00PM

The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with an immersive and interactive environment for learning authentic Chinese. We will provide participants with 1-2 minutes cut from TV shows to watch together, and also provide the script of their dialogues including English translation of words and phrases for learning. Participants will have the chance of learning the language from the selected dialogues, watch how the actors deliver their specific lines, and most importantly, act the scenes out with fellow participants. :)

Model Minority(?) - Changing Identities of Asian Americans

Yinqiu Ma, Xinyue Huang, Ying Ou, and Jue Lu, Lecturers, Chinese Language Program

Seminar: Wednesday, January 25, 1:00PM–2:30PM

This seminar puts a spotlight on many facets of Chinese Americans identity. Participants will explore this topic initially through Asian Americans documentary’s lense and bring their own perspective and life experience to deepen the conversation.

Model Minority?-Discover Chinese American Cultural Treasures

Yinqiu Ma, Xinyue Huang, Ying Ou, and Jue Lu, Lecturers, Chinese Language Program

Trip: Friday, January 27, 10:00AM–10:00PM (waitlist)

We will take students enrolled in this workshop on a tour of the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown, Manhattan. During this trip, we will organize a tour for students at the museum focusing on “With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America”.

Glimpse into Chinese Rock and Punk

Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library

Section A: Friday, January 27, 4:00PM–5:30PM

Section B: Thursday, January 26, 1:00PM–2:30PM

The workshop will offer a glimpse into the Chinese Rock and Punk scene. Participants will hear about the development of Rock and Punk in China and then be able to listen into a wide variety of songs by known and unknown artists from the 1980s to the present. There are no language requirements.

Japanese Spirits and Demons

Setsuko Noguchi, Japanese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library

Thursday, January 19, 3:00PM–4:00PM

Many kinds of spirits and demons called “Yokai” or “Bakemono” have appeared throughout Japan’s history. They play a role in Japan’s mythology and the stories have scared and amused us from the ancient to now. I will show several examples of these spirits and demons in pre-modern Japan from our library’s rare book collections.

Database 101: May I Join You?

Jeff Heller, Data and Project Coordinator, East Asian Studies Admin

Part 1: Monday, January 23, 10:00AM–12:00PM

Part 2: Wednesday, January 25, 10:00AM–12:00PM

In this course, you will learn the basics of databases and how they structure your data. You will learn about tables and how linking them with relationships will deliver so much meaning to what you collect. At the end of the course, you will have constructed your own data schematic that you can take to any database platform, even if it’s simply multiple sheets in an Excel file.