Introduction to Classical Chinese
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 1 or Year 2
- Taught in:
- Term 2
This module is taught in term 2 and 3 and it offers an introduction to Classical Chinese.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module a student should have a basic understanding of Classical Chinese grammar, read simple texts from the Warring States and Han periods, and appreciate aspects of Chinese culture through texts.
Total 12 weeks of teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week consisting of a one hour lecture and a two hour tutorial per week.
Method of assessment
One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (100%).
- Billeter, Jean Francois: The Chinese Art of Writing. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1990
- Chiang, Yee: Chinese Calligraphy. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1961
- Dawson, Raymond: A New Introduction to Classical Chinese. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984
- Graham, Angus: Notes on Classical Chinese Grammar (unpublished manuscript; copies made available at the beginning of term 2)
- Liu, Y. C.: Fifty Chinese Stories. London: Lund Humphries, 1967
- Pulleyblank, Edwin G.: Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar. Vancouver: U. of British Columbia Press, 1995
- Wang Hongyuan: Hanzi ziyuan rumen [The Origins of Chinese Characters]. Beijing: Huayu jiaoxue chubanshe [Sinolingua], 1994