Undergraduate | ANU-CHIN2021 | 2024
Literary Chinese 2
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 24 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
Literary Chinese 2
About this subject
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recognise and translate the vocabulary of the text in hand through the use of general dictionaries.
- Identify and analyse the grammar and sentence structures used in a range of standard philosophical, anecdotal, and historical texts from the full span of pre-Qin and imperial times.
- Compare linguistic registers used in more complex texts written in Classical and Literary Chinese, and compose translations in registers of English appropriate to the original text.
- Explain and appraise textual references through the use of Sinological reference tools of specific relevance to the text at hand; and assess the text in relation to the broad intellectual history and literary culture of imperial China.
This course focuses on the analysis and translation of intermediate texts from various periods. Based on the knowledge acquired in Literary Chinese 1, the course attempts to improve the students’ proficiency in philological translation with a sample of different types of text. To meet the challenges posed by the selected texts, the course further introduces Sinological reference tools useful for their elucidation.
- Regular active participation and preparation of written translations (partly assessed) (20%)
- Students will sit two in-class tests. The first test will consist of a short translation from Literary Chinese into English, followed by questions about the contextual background, vocabulary, and grammar covered in the course. (20%)
- The second test will consist of a translation from Literary Chinese into English followed by questions on grammatical and structural aspects of the text. (20%)
- Students will translate short texts from Literary Chinese into English, with some vocabulary supplied. They will also answer questions on points of vocabulary and grammar as well as background contextual questions like author, date, edition, context, or t (40%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN2019 Literary Chinese 1 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language proficiency assessment.
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