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Classical Chinese Fiction - CHNS3646

Year - 2018

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? In light of these questions and of modern scholarship, this unit of study examines samples of pre-Tang zhiguai (tales of the strange and supernatural) and zhiren (tales of the world), Sui-Tang chuanqi (transmission of the marvellous), and the "strange stories" of the seventeenth-century scholar Pu Songling. This unit assumes a thorough grounding in Classical Chinese.

1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week

1x50 minute in-class test equivalent to 800wds (30%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 4x 200wd written translation exercise (15%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)


(CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)


CHNS3543 or CHNS3443


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Chinese Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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