Units of Study

CHNS3645 - Classical Chinese Prose

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Xiaohuan Zhao


Critical examination of samples of admired nonfictional writing in Classical Chinese from after the foundation of the unified empire in 221 B.C. Students will gain an appreciation of the relationship between style and substance in literary Chinese prose. One or two genres (e.g., travel-related or argumentative essays) or periods (e.g., the Tang dynasty) may be studied in greater depth, and students will be expected to consult relevant secondary scholarship in the selected areas.


2x45 minute tests (30%), 1x2000wd essay (25%), 1x20 minute oral presentation based on work for essay (10%), short written translation exercises (equivalent to 1000wds) (15%). classwork (20%). Students may choose to write their essay in Chinese (consult instructor for the required number of characters)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorial/week


CHNS2112 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2904 or CHNS2612


CHNS3547, CHNS3447

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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