Faculty Profile

Nan Ma

Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies (2015)

Contact Information

mana@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 008

Bio

Professor Ma joined Dickinson College in 2015. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled "Dancing into Modernity and Socialism: Kinesthesia, Narrative, and Revolutions in China (1900-1978)." Her teaching and research fields include modern Chinese literature, visual culture, and dance and performance studies. Her article, "Transmediating Kinesthesia: Wu Xiaobang and Modern Dance in China, 1929-1939" is forthcoming in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Before joining Dickinson she taught at Swarthmore College (2013-15). There her courses included all levels of Chinese language, advanced courses on "Transnational and Transmedia Studies of Modern Chinese Dance and Performances" and "Politics of Space in Contemporary Chinese Documentary Films."

Education

  • B.A., Peking University, 2004
  • M.A., Tsinghua University, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

CHIN 201 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: 102 or the equivalent.

CHIN 201 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: 102 or the equivalent.

EASN 500 Independent Study

Spring 2019

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 500 Independent Study