Ideology and Social Change in Contemporary China

Yunxiang Yan

Ideology and Social Change in Contemporary China

Anthropology department

Yunxiang Yan

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Easiness of class 2.2
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Workload 3.1
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Clarity of professor 3.7
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Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Winter 2017
29.8%
24.9%
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9.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
25.4%
21.2%
16.9%
12.7%
8.5%
4.2%
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Winter 2014
27.7%
23.1%
18.5%
13.8%
9.2%
4.6%
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Spring 2010
25.0%
20.8%
16.7%
12.5%
8.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted March 26, 2020
Grade Received: A

I love Yan. He is too sweet. His class is fair, but I don't like the midterm/final/basically nothing else class format for grading. This being said, he is chill, just, and curves up. I had Sinski as a TA and he is stellar (literally the best TA ever). The class content is interesting, but Dr. Yan lived through it. His life story & intelligence is legit inspiring.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2020 Submitted March 17, 2020 Grade Received: A

Take this class! Professor Yunxiang Yan is an exceptional professor. His lecture style is very organized and concise. He uses slides and provides online readings that are important for the midterm and final-exam. The readings are anywhere between 25-55 pages a week (Yet, engaging and interesting). You have to complete a weekly reflection on the lectures and reading assignments on CCLE. The midterm and final are two parts: the first part is short written answer questions, and the second is a longer essay answer (1000 word limit). There is no study guide for the exams but take notes and utilize the slides. The best part is his own testimony and experience growing up in the Chinese Revolution. He has designed this class in an exceptional way and its engaging, highly recommend!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 29, 2018 Grade Received: A

Professor Yan was amazing. As in class and in this review, this is not a history class but rather an analysis on how the Communist government shaped and reshaped the social and cultural cognition of the Chinese population into modern times. It was a really fun class where I learned about the development of China's social and cultural landscape, and being Chinese American with family who grew up during the era, it was super interesting to see how policies affected people in different ways, and the contrasts between regions of China. It was also super interesting listening to Professor Yan's own experience growing up in that era. We also had a super amazing TA who was both funny and knowledgeable. She made everything 10x clearer and it was interesting to hear her stories as well as an earlier generation Chinese American. The class is graded on discussion participation (super fun btw), and a written midterm and final where the questions and answers are largely covered in lecture.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 26, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Prof Yan is such a great professor.
Class was interesting and funny~ Prof Yan always tell you his own personal stories, which makes the class even more interesting. midterm/final time he would look over the assigned readings to pick out the *important* ones for you to study for the time. Test not so hard, pretty straightforward, as long as you do the *important* readings then you should have no problem. He also tries really hard to grade the tests so you can get them back faster! Yan is such a dedicated Professor!! If only he taught other department courses~

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Would Take Again
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