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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.

Course Highlight

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Chnse 10 - Chinese Civilization

The study of Chinese literature, arts, philosophy, geography, religion and the social and political environment; Chinese contributions to civilization from the classical period to modern times. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.
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Culture Highlight

Chinese Cuisine

The development and diversity of Chinese cuisine is also representative of China's long history. With each passing dynasty, new recipes were created until the art of food preparation reached its peak during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The dinner called Man Han Quan Xi — which incorporates all the very best of Man and Han Cuisine — was developed during the Qing Dynasty and is held in extremely high esteem.
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Revised June 23, 2011