This unit introduces students of literary Chinese to Buddhist texts. Students read and translate text selections in a variety of genres, as well as reading secondary materials on textual analysis in order to gain familiarity with a range of styles of discourse that developed during the formative period of Buddhism in China. This unit also serves as an introduction to translation methods and linguistic problem-solving.
1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week
Translations (equivalent to 2000wds) (35%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (20%), 1x1500wd Research essay (35%), Tutorial participation (10%)
CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies