CHI 322 • Intro to Classical Chinese
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This course is designed to give students an introduction to classical Chinese, the written language of China from the sixth century B.C. through the second century A.D. and the foundation of the literary language of China in use until the early twentieth century. 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.
Preparation, participation and exercises (including attendance): 35%; 3 quizzes: 30% (10% each); Translation assignment: 15%; Final exam: 20%.
Paul Rouzer, A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese.