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Literary Chinese 2

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
24 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks

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Literary Chinese 2

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Recognise and translate the vocabulary of the text in hand through the use of general dictionaries.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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