This unit offers students the opportunity to learn how to read Chinese philosophical texts in the original. Work concentrates on texts from the imperial era written in classical Chinese, and uses a multifaceted approach. As well as studying lexical and grammatical elements, particular emphasis is given to the methodology needed to use classical sources. In this way, students are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of classical Chinese, strengthen research skills, and attain a better understanding of the key theoretical developments of the history of Chinese thought.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
2x Translation exercise 1000wds total (20%), In-class test 1000wd (20%), Oral presentation equivalent to 500wds (10%), Thematic bibliography 750wd (15%), Final essay 1250wd (25%) , Tutorial participation (10%)
CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese StudiesProhibitions