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Infusing Modern China into the

Undergraduate Curriculum

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Institute Daily Readings 

Presenting faculty have assigned readings for their sessions, and the full citation information can be accessed below. Each presenter has prepared a bibliography that includes assigned readings and optional additional readings. These bibliographies along with other materials will be available in the Presenter Session Materials under Resources in the coming weeks.

Infusing Chinese into the Undergraduate Curriculum:

A Faculty and Program Development Summer Institute

July 31 to August 11, 2017

Week 1

Monday, July 31, 2017

Shana Brown: Chinese Histories: A Thematic Overview

Mann, Susan. (2000). "Presidential Address: Myths of Asian Womanhood." The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Nov., 2000), pp. 835-862.

Wang, Q. Edward. (1999). "History, Space, and Ethnicity: The Chinese Worldview." Journal of World History, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Fall, 1999), pp. 285-305.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Franklin Perkins: Confucianism Humanism and Daoism Naturalism

Rosemont, Jr., Henry and Ames, Roger T. (Trans.). (2008). “Introduction: (IV) The Lexicon of Key Chinese Philosophical Terms.” In The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing, pp. 64-92. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Perkins, Franklin. (2015). “Metaphysics in Chinese Philosophy.Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (April 2015).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Peter Hershock: Buddhism and the Ideal of Responsive Virtuosity

Hershock, Peter D. (2005). Differences in Indian and Chinese Cultural Contexts. In Peter D. Hershock. Chan Buddhism: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality, 34-45. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.

-----. (2005). Early Developments in Chinese Buddhism. In Peter D. Hershock. Chan Buddhism: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality, pp. 46-65. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.

Teiser, Stephen. (2008). Buddhism: Buddhism in China. In Jones, Lindsay (Ed)., The Encyclopedia of Religion Second Edition, pp. 1160-1169. New York: Macmillan Reference.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stanley Murashige: Chinese Art and Aesthetic Practice

Vanderstappen, Harrie A. (2014). Introduction and Chapter 1: Musings from an Oxcart. In Covey, Roger E. (Ed). The Landscape Painting of China: Musings of a Journeyman, pp. 1-56. Gainsville: University of Florida Press.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Michelle Yeh: Chinese Literature

Rushton, Peter (trans and ed). "Prince Tan of Yen." From Yen Tan-tsu.

Hightower, James R. (trans). "The Story of Ying-Ying." From I-wen chi.

Chen Eoyang, Eugene (trans). Shen Congwen (1902-1988): "Xiaoxiao."

Week 2

Monday, August 7, 2017

Yun Peng: Contemporary Chinese Literature and Independent Cinema

Hurmanbek, Yerkex. "Painless." Flagg, Roddy (Trans.), Read Paper Public, No. 12.

Lee, Yew Leong. "Knowledge Can Change Your Fate." Asymptote.

Li, Juan. "Suddenly Coming into My Own." Shernuk, Kyle (Trans.).

Liu, Cixin. "The Thinkers." Martinsen, Joel (Transl.), Read Paper Public, No. 22.

Shernuk, Kyle. "Minority Heritage in the Age of Multiculturalism."

Mingwei, Song. "Chinese Science Fiction Presents the Posthuman Future."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stanley Murashige: Contemporary Chinese Art

Xu Bing. (2001). "The Living Word." In Erickson, Britta. Huss, Ann L. (trans.). The Art of Xu Bing: Words Without Meaning, Meaning Without Words, pp. 13-19. Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Seattle: in association with the University of Washington Press.

A video clip: Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seed Project

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ka Zeng: China's Domestic and International Political Economy in the Reform Era

Keidel, Michael. (2008). “China’s Economic Rise – Fact and Fiction.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Policy Brief 61C, 20018.

Harpaz, Marcia. (2016). “China’s Coherence in International Economic Governance.” Journal of Chinese Political Science 21, no. 2 (2016): 123-147

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Xu Di: Chinese Education: Traditions and Transformations

Xu, Di., Yang, Liuxin., McEwan, Hunter., and Ames Roger T. (Trans). (2016). "On Teaching and Learning (Xueji)." In Xu, Di., and McEwan, Hunter (Eds), Chinese Philosophy on Teaching & Learning: Xueji in the 21st Century. Asian Study Series. SUNY Press.

Xu, Di. (2016). "The Teaching and Learning Principles of Xueji in the Educational Practice of the World Today." In Xu, Di., and McEwan, Hunter (Eds), Chinese Philosophy on Teaching & Learning: Xueji in the 21st Century. Asian Study Series. SUNY Press.


Ames, Rorger. (2011). Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cathy Clayton: Social Change and Contention in Contemporary China

Selden, Mark, and Perry, Elizabeth. (2010). “Introduction: Reform, Conflict and Resistance in Contemporary China.” In Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd ed, pp. 1-30. London; New York: Routledge.


Yu, Hua. (2012). “Disparity.” Barr, Allan H. (Transl.). In China in Ten Words, pp. 142-162. New York: Pantheon Books.