China was relatively isolated until the end of the 19th century. Through essays, movies and excerpts of literary texts by Chinese intellectuals since that time, the class will study how the Chinese view themselves in the world and how they propose to resolve the tension between tradition and modernization. Grammar will be reviewed as needed. Class discussion and short papers will aim at an understanding of Chinese culture through Chinese eyes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ILCC 202 or consent of the instructor.