Classical Chinese B (CHNS2612)


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.

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Further unit of study information


3x1hr tutorials/week


Classwork (equivalent to 100wds) (10%), 3x50-minute tests (3x20%), homework exercises (equivalent to 200wds) (10%), 1xreading project resulting in a 1500wd Essay (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


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


CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314

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