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CHNS2005: Reading Chinese Philosophy and Religion

This unit offers students the opportunity to learn how to access and read texts from the corpus of Chinese philosophical and religious traditions. It concentrates on texts written in classical Chinese and uses a multifaceted approach. As well as studying lexical and grammatical elements, particular emphasis is given to the methodology needed to use classical sources. In this way, students are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of classical Chinese, strengthen research skills, and attain a better understanding of the key theoretical developments of the history of Chinese thought.

Code CHNS2005
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points of Chinese language units

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand key grammatical and lexical elements of classical Chinese
  • LO2. analyse and translate important Chinese philosophical or religious texts
  • LO3. understand key theoretical developments in the history of Chinese thought
  • LO4. understand the methodology required for research using sources in classical Chinese
  • LO5. develop critical thinking skills
  • LO6. develop an analysis in a structured way and in correct English

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.