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CHNS2005: Reading Chinese Philosophy and Religion

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chinese Studies

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

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 availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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