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CHNS3648: Classical Chinese B

Continued study of Classical Chinese grammar and vocabulary through original texts. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to explore a wider range of ancient and early-imperial Chinese philosophical and literary writings, including some poetry, thereby acquainting themselves with certain major authors in the Chinese tradition. Supplementary reading in English will enable them to broaden and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture while practising some basic research skills.

Code CHNS3648
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points in the Chinese Studies major

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

  • LO1. Continue the process of mastering basic classical Chinese grammar.
  • LO2. Begin moving beyond the study of specific grammar points, and begin to acquire the skill of independently reading and analysing whole passages.
  • LO3. Explore an area of classical Chinese culture that is of specific interest to them, while gaining some of the research and writing skills used by professional sinologists.

Unit outlines

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