[CHIN 230] Readings in Classical Chinese

This introduction to the classical Chinese language is intended for students who have already completed two years of study of modern Chinese. It aims to provide students with a systematic knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the classical language. The focus is on reading and translating narrative and philosophical texts for the Spring and Autumn, Warring States and Han periods. Selections are drawn from Liezi, Lunyu, Mengzi, and Shiji among other works. Taught both in English and modern Chinese.

Course Title

Readings in Classical Chinese

Course Code

CHIN 230



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: Chinese 115 or consent of instructor. After on-line registration closes, Modern Languages faculty review all language course enrollments to determine whether or not a student has enrolled in the recommended placement level. If not, the student will be contact by the department to determine whether a drop or registration in another language course is appropriate.

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