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Chinese Language Program

In order to serve the diverse community in the Pasadena District, the Chinese Program at Pasadena City College offers classes that range from Chinese language courses and Chinese cultural courses to courses in Chinese literature. The Program helps students develop communicative skills in the Chinese language and a cosmopolitan knowledge of Chinese culture and literature. Students may also follow a course of study leading to a Chinese major.

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Chnse 2 - Elementary Chinese (Mandarin)

Grammar, oral and written composition, customs and culture. No credit if taken after Chin 2A. Total of 90 hours lecture.
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Ethnic Groups in China

China has long been a unified multi-national state. The Chinese nation is composed of 56 different nationalities. The majority of the Chinese are Hans, who make up about 92 percent of China's total population. The name Han originated over two thousand years ago during the Han Dynasty.
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Revised June 23, 2011