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

Fall 2007

CHI 322 • Intro to Classical Chinese

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32030 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
NOA 1.110

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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.


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