This unit offers a critical examination of samples of admired fictional and nonfictional works in Classical Chinese. Students will gain an appreciation of traditional Chinese society, beliefs and values and the relationship between style and substance in literary Chinese prose writings. Some genres or periods (e.g., pre-Tang zhiguai tales, Tang chuanqi stories, or Tang-Song prose essays) will be studied in greater depth, and students will be expected to consult relevant secondary scholarship in the selected areas.
|Academic unit||Chinese Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3643 or CHNS3000|
|CHNS3645 or CHNS3646 or CHNS3640|
The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.