Foundation work in Classical Chinese, an ancient language that still plays a role in modern China and that often challenges Western notions of how languages behave. Students will develop a basic understanding of the grammar and vocabulary, thus equipping themselves for exploration of China's distinctive philosophical and literary traditions in the original language. They will undertake supplementary reading in English on a topic of their choice, thus enriching their knowledge of premodern Chinese culture.
Classwork (10%), 2x 30-minute tests (10%), 3x 40-minute tests (60%), 1xreading project resulting in 1500wd Essay (20%)
CHNS1102 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2601Prohibitions
HSC Chinese Background Speakers