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CHNS3649: Classical Chinese Fiction and Prose

Semester 1, 2023 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CHNS3649
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
CHNS3645 or CHNS3646 or CHNS3640
12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3643 or CHNS3000
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Xiaohuan Zhao,
Tutor(s) Pak Yiu Yu,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Final Essay
40% Formal exam period
Due date: 05 Jun 2023 at 23:00
2500wds (equiv 2750 Chinese characters)
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Participation Participation and Discussion
10% Ongoing On-going
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Small test In-Class Test
In-Class Test
35% Please select a valid week from the list below
Due date: 25 May 2023 at 10:00
Equiv. 1200 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Presentation group assignment Oral presentation
Oral presentation
15% Week 12 15 minutes (equiv. 800 wds)
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

1x2500wd essay (40%), class participation (10%), 1x800wd presentation (15%), 1x1200wd in-class test (35%)

All assessment tasks must be completed to pass the unit

Students who do not complete all the assessment components will be awarded the “Absent fail” grade.

Language for assessment:

One may complete all the assessment tasks in Chinese or English Note there is a difference in the requirement of the length for the essay written in English and Chinese as shown in the assessment task table above.

Assessment criteria

Result Name Mark Range Description
High Distinction 85–100 Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard.
Distinction 75–84 Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard.
Credit 65–74 Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard.
Pass 50–64 Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard.
Fail 0–49 When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.


For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

(1) It is expected that, unless an application for a simple extension or special consideration has been approved, students will submit all assessment for a unit of study on the due date specified. If assessment is completed or submitted within a period of extension, no academic penalty will be applied to that piece of assessment. (2) If an extension is not sought, not granted, or is granted but work is submitted after the extended due date, the late submission of assessment will result in an academic penalty. The penalty for coursework is as follows: (a) From the day after the published due date, the penalty applied is two marks (out of 100) per working day; (b) For assignments marked out of a maximum total other than 100, the penalty will apply pro rata. For example, for assignments marked out of 40 the penalty will be 0.8 marks per working day.

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We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week -01 Introduction to Unit; Xiaoshuo 小說 in embryo: Myths, anecdotes, parables, and legends in pre-Qin classics References: Zhao (2003: 18–25; 2005a: 22–29) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week -02 Six Dynasties Xiaoshuo (1): Soushen ji 搜神記 Six Dynasties Xiaoshuo (2): Shishuo xinyu 世說新語. References: Zhao (2003: 27–45; 2005a: 31–60); Mather (1976:xiii–xxx) Lu Hsun (1982: 66–79) ; Nienhauser, Jr. (1986: 704–705) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week -03 Taiping guang ji 太平廣記 References: Zhao (2009: 1–14) ; Zhao (2005a: 61–85); Nienhauser (1986: 744–745) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week -04 Tang chuanqi 唐傳奇 References: Lu (1976: 80–105) ; Nienhauser, Jr., 1986: 356–360) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week -05 Pu Songling 蒲松齡 and Liaozhai zhiyi 聊齋誌異; Yuan Mei 袁枚 and Zi bu yu 子不語; Ji Yun 紀昀 and Yuewei caotang biji 閱微草堂筆記. References: Zhao (2003: 109–124; 2005a: 126–134) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 06 Overview of classical Chinese prose and pre-Qin (221-206 BC) prose writings in particular; 鄭伯克段於鄢 (The Earl of Zheng Over-comes Duan at Yan). Readings: Guwen guanzhi 古文觀止, Juan 1–3 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 07 Sima Qian 司馬遷 (ca. 145- ca. 86) and his Shiji 史記 (The Grand Scribe’s Records): 太史公自序 (Postface by His Honour the Grand Scribe) and 滑稽列傳 (Exemplary lives of jesters) in Juan 5 Reading: Guwen guanzhi 古文觀止, Juan 5 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 08 Prose Writing of the Six Dynasties (220-589): 歸去來辭 (Return Home) and 五柳先生傳 (Biography of Mr Five Willows) in Juan 7 of Guwen guanzhi; 陳情表 (Presenting the facts and feelings: A memorial to the throne) in Juan 7. Readings Guwen guanzhi, Juan 6–7 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 09 The Ancient-style Prose Movement during the Tang dynasty (618-906) and the Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song (960-1279) dynasties; Han Yu 韓愈 (768-824) and his prose writing (1): 原毀 (On the origin of defamation); 原道 (On the origin of the Way). Readings: Guwen guanzhi, Juan 7 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 10 Liu Zongyuan (773-819) and His Prose Writing (1): 永州葦使君新堂記 (A note on Envoy Wei’s new mansion in Yong-zhou); 小石城山記 (On the mountain of Little Rocky City); 愚溪詩序 (Preface to the poems com-posed on the Folly Creek) ; and鈷鉧潭西小丘記 (The knoll west of the Flatiron Pond) in Juan 9 Readings: Guwen guanzhi, Juan 8–9 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 11 Prose writings of the Song dynasty: Fan Zhongyan (989-1052) and Ouang Xiu (1007-1072): 岳陽樓記 (A note on the Yueyang Pavil-ion) in Juan 9;秋聲賦 (A rhyme- prose on the sound of autumn) in Juan 10. Readings: Guanwen guanzhi 古文觀止, Juan 10 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 12 Essay and in-class test: questions and answers; Oral presentation Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO4
Week 13 Review and In-class Test Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO4

Attendance and class requirements

You are required to attend all the lectures, tutorials, and oral presentations (OP) unless you have a valid excuse (e.g., documented illness).  Attendance and punctuality will be monitored on a daily basis, usually through an attendance sheet circulated at the beginning of the class.  It is your responsibility to make sure that you sign the sheet.


Regular non-attendance because of clashes with other units of study must be approved at the beginning of the semester by the unit coordinator. Students who have timetable clashes should fill in a “clash form” available on Blackboard. You are allowed three unexcused absences before marks are deducted from the 10% assessment for class work. Thereafter, each unexcused absence will result in a penalty of 1%. In other words, a deduction of one per cent from your total raw mark in the unit of study will be applied for each unexcused absence after the third. Unexcused absence from 1/3 or more of the scheduled class meetings (=11 times) means “Absent fail.” For details about the FASS attendance policy and related matters, be sure to consult: olicy.pdf


Unpunctuality will also be recorded and will affect your class work marks. Your participation in class discussion, voluntary or solicited, is required during lectures, tutorial discussion, and oral presentations given by your classmates.  It is always important to prove that you have finished the readings for the week and that you have made preparation for the poems assigned for the day. The quality of your class work will be evaluated according to the following five-point scheme:


0: absent and unexcused

1: unprepared, no contribution to class work

2: has difficulty reading, responding, or otherwise contributing

3: prepared, with average quality contribution

4: well prepared, with evidence of thoughtfulness

5: excellent work


No electronic devices are allowed for doing class work unless permitted by the instructor.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings


There is no textbook designated for this unit of study. Aside for weekly assigned readings listed in the Weekly Handout from the following Essential Readings, a list of books and articles is given in the Bibliography for your reference.

Wu Chucai 吳楚材and Wu Diaohou 調侯 eds. 1695. Guwen guanzhi 古文觀止 (Collected Ancient Prose).

Wu, C and Wu, D. 2007. An Anthology of Ancient Chinese Prose: A Translation, translated by S-K Wong. Asia Education Times, Hong Kong. (on Special Reserve in Library)

*Zhao, Xiaohuan. 2003. “From Shanhai jing to Liaozhai zhiyi: Towards a Morphology of Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction.” PhD Thesis. The University of Edinburgh.

*Zhao, Xiaohuan. 2005a. Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction: A Morphological History. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press (on Special Reserve in Library)

BIBLIOGRAPHY for Classical Chinese Fiction      

Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are key reference materials.

Primary sources: Xiaoshuo works and anthologies:










袁枚,子不語 上下冊,上海:上海古籍出版社,1986


Secondary sources in Chinese: book-length studies of xiaoshuo:

卞孝萱,《唐人小說與政治》,廈門: 鷺江出版社, 2003



程毅中,《神怪情俠的藝術世界:中國古代小說流派漫話》,北京: 中共中央黨校出版社: 新華書店經銷, 1994









劉義慶編撰,柳士鎮等譯,世说新语全译貴陽贵州人民出版社, 1996



蒲松齡著,萧艾等譯,白话聊斋全本》, 長沙:岳麓書社,1990.







*中國古代小百科全 編輯會,中國古代小百科全北京: 中國大百科全書出版社, 2006年第三版(修版)




Secondary sources in English: General studies:

Birrell, Anne, Chinese Mythology: An Introduction. Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, 1993.

*Idema, Wilt and Lloyd Haft, A Guide to Chinese Literature. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1997.

*Lu Hsun (aka. Lu Xun), A Brief History of Chinese Fiction. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976.

*Mair, Victor, ed., The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Nienhauser, William H., Jr., ed., The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature. 2 v. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986-1998.


Secondary sources in English: Anthologies and book-length studies/translations

Birch, Cyril, ed. Anthology of Chinese Literature from Early Times to the Fourteenth

Century. New York: Grove Press, 1965.

Campany, Robert Ford, Strange Writing: Anomaly Accounts in Early Medieval China. Albany: SUNY UP, 1996.

*Ding, Wangdao, trans. 100 Chinese Myths and Fantasies: Chinese-English, Beijing: Shangwu yinshu guan, 1988.

Dudbridge, Glen, The Tale of Li Wa: Study and Critical Edition of a Chinese Story from the Ninth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1983.

Huntington, Rania, Alien Kind: Foxes and Late Imperial Chinese Narrative. Cambridge. MA: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2003.

Ma, Y. W. and Joseph S. M. Lau, eds. Traditional Chinese Stories, Themes and Variations. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Co., 1986.

Mair, Victor, ed. The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Minford, John and Joseph S. M. Lau, eds. Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations. Volume 1: From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Owen, Stephen, trans. & ed. An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911. New York: Norton, 1996.

*Liu I-ch’ing. Shih-shuo Hsin-yü—A New Account of Tales of the World, with commentary by Liu Chün; translated with introduction and notes by Richard B. Mather. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 2002.

*Gan Bao. 1996. In search of the Supernatural: The Written Record, translated by Kenneth J. DeWoskin and J.I. Crump, Jr. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1996.

*Pu Songling, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, translated with Introduction by John Minford. London: Penguin Books, 2006.

*Yang, Winston L. Y, et al. ed. Classical Chinese Fiction; A Guide to Its Study and Appreciation: Essays and Bibliographies. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978.

*Yang, Xianyi, and Gladys Yang, trans. Tang Dynasty Stories. Beijing: Panda Books, 1986.

*Yuan Mei, Censored by Confucius: Ghost Stories, edited and translated with an introduction by Kam Louie and Louise Edwards. Armonk, N. Y.; London, Eng.: M.E. Sharpe, 1996.

*Zeitlin, Judith, Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

*Zhao, Xiaohuan. “From Shanhai jing to Liaozhai zhiyi: Towards a Morphology of Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction. PhD Thesis, the University of Edinburgh, 2003.

*Zhao, Xiaohuan. Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction: A Morphological History. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005a.


Secondary sources in English: essays, articles and reviews

Campany, Robert Ford, “Ghosts Matter: The Culture of Ghosts in Six Dynasties Zhiguai,” Chinese literature: Essay, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 13 (Decemer 1991), pp. 15-34.

Cutter, Robert Joe, “History and ‘The Old Man of the Eastern Wall’,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 106, No. 3 (Jul. - September 1986), pp. 503- 528.

DeWoskin, Kenneth, J., “Hsiao-shuo,” in William H. Nienhauser, Jr. ed., The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, Vol. 1, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986, pp. 423-426.

-- "On Narrative Revolutions", Chinese literature: Essay, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 5, No. 1/2 (July 1983), pp. 29-45.

Francis, Sing-chen Lydia, “ ‘What Confucius Wouldn't Talk About’: The Grotesque Body and Literati Identities in Yuan Mei's ‘Zi buyu’,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 24 (Dec., 2002), pp. 129-160.

Gjertson, Donald E., “The Early Chinese Buddhist Miracle Tale: A Preliminary Survey,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jul. – September 1981), pp. 287-301

Hegel, E. Robert, "Traditional Chinese Fiction-The State of the Field," The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 53, No. 2 (1994), pp. 394-426.

Hightower, James R., “Yuan Chen and ‘The Story of Ying-Ying’,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 33, (1973), pp. 90-123.

Huntington, Rania, “Classical Chinese Supernatural Fiction: A Morphological History (review),” China Review International, vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 307-312.

Kao, Karl S.Y., “Aspects of Derivation in Chinese Narrative,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 7, No. 1/2 (July 1985), pp. 1-36

--“Bao and Baoying: Narrative Causality and External Motivations in Chinese Fiction,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 11 (December 1989), pp. 115-138

Kirkland, Russell, “A World in Balance: Holistic Synthesis in T’ai-pi’ing Kuang-chi,” Journal of Sung-Yuean Studies, 23 (1993), pp. 43-70.

Lu Hsun (aka, Lu Xun), “The Historical Development of Chinese Fiction,” in Lu Hsun, A Brief History of Chinese Fiction, translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1976, pp. 373-419.

Ma, Y. W. “Fact and Fantasy in T’ang Tales,” Chinese literature: Essay, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 2, No. 2 (July 1980), pp. 167-181.

Mair, Victor, "The Revolutions in Chinese Narrative Literature: Ontological Presuppositions", Chinese literature: Essay, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 5, No. 1/2 (July 1983), pp. 1-27.

Mather, Richard B., “Introduction,” in Liu I-ch’ing. Shih-shuo Hsin-yü—A New Account of Tales of the World, with commentary by Liu Chün, Minnespolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1976, pp. xiii-xxx.

Nienhauser, WH Jr., 1988-89, "The Origin of Chinese Fiction," Monumenta Serica, MS 38 (1988-1989), pp. 1-14.

Schafer, Edward H., “The Table of Contents of the ‘T'ai p'ing kuang chi,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Vol. 2, No. 2. (July 1980), pp. 258-263.

Wong, Timothy C., “Self and Society in T’ang Dynasty Love Tales,” Journal of American Oriental Society, Vol. 99, No. 1 (1979), pp. 95-100.

Wu Hua, Laura, "From Xiaoshuo to Fiction: Hu Yinglin's Genre Study of Xiaoshuo", Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 55, No.2 (1995), pp. 339-371.

Yu, Anthony C., "Rest, Rest, Perturbed Spirit!" Ghosts in Traditional Chinese Prose Fiction,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2. (December 1987), pp. 397-434.

 Zhao, Xiaohuan. “Xiaoshuo as a Cataloguing Term in Traditional Chinese Bibliography,” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2005b), pp.157-181.

Zhao, Xiaohuan. Collection, Classification and Conception of Xiaoshuo in the Taiping Guangji,” Asian Cultural Studies, Vol. 35 (March 2009), pp. 1-14.

Zhao, Xiaohuan. “Towards an Integrated Cognitive Model of Literature: With Special Reference to Tang Chuanqi Fiction,” AUMLA, Issue 114 (November 2010), pp. 57-72.

Bibliography for Classical Chinese Prose

北京大學   北京師範大學 中文系教師同學編,《陶淵明卷》 [古典文學研究資料彙編],北京:中華書局,1965.

曹明綱,《陶淵明, 謝靈運, 鮑照詩文選評》, 上海: 上海古籍出版社,2002.

*陳飛 主編,《中國古代散文研究》, 福州: 福建人民出版社,2005.

高海夫.,《柳宗元散論》, 西安: 陜西人民出版社,1985.

*郭預衡,《中國散文史》 (全三冊),上海:上海古籍出版社,2000.

黃永年譯註,《韓愈詩文選譯》,成都: 巴蜀書社,1990. 

*Hucker, Charles O. A dictionary of official titles in Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press,1985.   [for 官名]  East Asian reference collection

李華選注,《 陶淵明詩文選》, 北京: 人民文學出版社,1981.


前野直彬著, 譚繼山編譯,《衛道詩人 韓愈: 傳記》. 臺北市: 萬盛出版有限公司,1983.  

*錢冬父,《唐宋古文運動》,北京: 中華書局,1962.

錢冬父,《韓愈》,北京: 中華書局,1980.

尚永亮選注,《柳宗元詩文選評》,上海: 上海古籍出版社,2003.

搎昌武,《柳宗元專論》,北京: 人民文學出版社,1982.

 搎昌武,《韓愈詩文選評》,上海: 上海古籍出版社,2002.

童第德選注,《韓愈文選》,北京: 人民文學出版社,1980.

衛風娟,《悠然見南山 陶淵明與中國閒情》,濟南市: 濟南出版社,2004.

吳文治,《柳宗元卷》 [古典文學研究資料彙編] 北京: 中華書局,1964.  

吳文治,《柳宗元簡論》,北京: 中華書局,1979.

謝先俊, 王勳敏譯註,《陶淵明詩文選譯》,成都:         巴蜀書社,1990. 

*鄭子瑜,《唐宋八大家古文修辭偶疏舉要》,北京: 教育科學出版社,1992.

鍾優民,《陶淵明論集》,長沙: 湖南人民出版社,1981.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Master narrative, descriptive and argumentative strategies and rhetorical structures of classical Chinese fiction and prose in aesthetic evaluation
  • LO2. Appreciate stylistic features and figurative and evocative uses of language in classical Chinese fiction and prose
  • LO3. Evaluate classical Chinese fiction and prose and the social functions of various sub-genres
  • LO4. Apply basic interpretative theories and principles in analysing fictional works and prose essays in classical Chinese
  • LO5. Understand classical Chinese literature in a broader socio-cultural context

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GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

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GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

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GQ3 Oral and written communication

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GQ4 Information and digital literacy

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GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

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GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

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