Spring 2017

Researching China

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-317  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-317


Vanessa L. Fong (Section 01)


(Offered as ANTH 317 and ASLC 317 [C].)  This course teaches students how to design research projects and analyze data about people in China. Students will read about and discuss previous findings from the instructor’s longitudinal project about Chinese only-children and their families, and findings from comparable projects in China and elsewhere. Course assignments will be tailored to the interests, skills, and academic background of each student, so first-year students, sophomores, and students with no Chinese language skills are welcome and just as likely to succeed as juniors, seniors, and students with Chinese language skills. Each student will work only on assignments suitable for his/her current skills and interests, but also read the work of other students with different skills, interests, and disciplinary knowledge and participate in discussions of their work, so all students will learn about the many different kinds of skills and research methods that can help them gain a better understanding of China. 

Limited to 20 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Fong.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to anthropology majors and students who contribute to balance between the different class years represented


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2023