Faculty Profile

Rae Yang

Professor of Chinese Language and Literature (1990)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Fall 2016

yang@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 108
717.245.1403

Bio

Her fields of specialization are pre-modern and modern Chinese fiction with emphasis on psychoanalytic criticism. Her research and teaching interests include Chinese language teaching, Chinese folklore, comparative literature, and autobiographical writing.

Education

  • Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1981
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, 1985
  • Ph.D., 1991

2016-2017 Academic Year

Spring 2017

CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

EASN 205 Chinese Approaches to Environ
This course explores how the Chinese view the environment, from literature 3,000 years ago, Daoist philosophy, Neo-Confucianism, the works of Zen artists and theory of Chinese medicine to the modern era, serious ecological and environmental problems depicted by contemporary writers.