Units of Study

CHNS3645 - Classical Chinese Prose

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Xiaohuan Zhao
Phone: +61 2 9351 3555
Email: xiaohuan.zhao@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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%).

Classes

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

Prerequisites

CHNS2112 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2904 or CHNS2612

Prohibitions

CHNS3447
CHNS3547

Additional Information

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

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS3645

Lect

             

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS3645

Tutorial

           

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