Classical Chinese Poetry (CHNS3647)


An outstanding achievement of Chinese culture has been a vast corpus of poetry, remarkable for its aesthetic qualities and political and cultural importance. In this unit, the development and distinctive features of classical poetry will be explored through selected poems representing various genres and periods. One or two genres may be studied in greater depth, such as the ancient, richly symbolic Chu ci, the poetry of the great Tang masters, or the innovative lyric verse of the Song dynasty.

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3x1-hr tutorials/week


classwork (15%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1hr tests (2x20%), 1xoral presentation (15%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2904) or (6 Senior credit points in ICLS)


CHNS3541, CHNS3441

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