Classical Chinese Prose (CHNS3645)


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.

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


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%).

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CHNS2112 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2904 or CHNS2612


CHNS3447, CHNS3547

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