Units of Study

CHNS3646 - Classical Chinese Fiction

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

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

Description

How does the lean prose of Classical Chinese express complexities of feeling or imagination? What issues does fiction in this ancient language raise about traditional Chinese society, beliefs and values? This unit of study examines samples of such fiction from one or more historical periods (e.g., pre-Tang tales of the supernatural, the chuanqi fiction of the Sui and Tang, the "strange stories" of the seventeenth-century scholar Pu Songling) in light of these questions and of modern scholarship.

Assessments

classwork (20%), 2x40-minute tests (30%), 1x2000wd essay (25%), 1xoral presentation based on work for essay (10%), other exercises (e.g. translation) equivalent to 1000 wds of essay (15%).

Classes

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

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Good grounding in Classical Chinese
CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2904

Prohibitions

CHNS3443
CHNS3543

Assumed Knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Good grounding in Classical Chinese

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS3646

Lect

             

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS3646

Tutorial

           

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