Units of Study

CHNS2612 - Classical Chinese B

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr D. Herforth


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.


classwork (10%), 50-minute tests (3x20%), homework exercises (10%), 1xreading project resulting in a 1500wd essay (20%)


Robert L. Chard, Helen Dunstan and Derek Herforth. Foundations in Classical Chinese: A Constructional Approach. Available from the University Copy Centre


3x1-hr tutorials/week


CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903


CHNS2112, CHNS2904, CHNS1314

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