Chinese majors take the capstone course Advanced Seminar in Chinese (CHIN 428) in the fall semester of their junior or senior year. In this course, you will be introduced to the professors' recent research projects, study research methods and theory. You will get to know recent directions in the study of China.
You will research on a project of your choice, and produce a research paper. Once a year, we host the Chinese Major Forum. This is a chance for you to present your project, and see what your classmates have done.
Some of the projects done as part of CHIN 428 focused on Chinese media (e.g., film, documentary), consumer cultures and copycat cultures. Here is a sampling of some of those projects: