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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2006

CHI 322 • Introduction to Classical Chinese

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30100 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 305

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an introduction to classical Chinese, the written language of China from the third century B.C.E. through the second century C.E. and the foundation of the literary language of China in use until modern times. Students will be introduced to basic syntax, grammar, and vocabulary through the reading of authentic texts ranging from a variety of literary genres including short proverbs, philosophical writings, and historical literature.


Chinese-language readings will be contained in a course packet. Edwin G. Pulleyblank, Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1995).


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