Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Chinese 2B, Chinese 3B, Chinese 4B or equivalent as determined by the coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
CoordinatorProf David Holm
A/Prof Anne McLaren
|Subject Overview:||This subject offers an introduction to literary Chinese (wenyan) which was the formal written language of imperial China and the foundation of modern written Chinese. A knowledge of literary Chinese is thus indispensable in attaining higher level literacy in Chinese. Literary Chinese also includes texts written in classical Chinese in antiquity. In this subject students will read masterpieces of Chinese philosophy and literature from antiquity to the Tang period. Students will develop skills in reading texts written in full-form characters and acquire a basic knowledge of the particles and syntax of literary Chinese. They will also explore the origin and meaning of Chinese proverbs and the function of wenyan in contemporary usage.|
|Assessment:||A class presentation and paper of 1500 words 20% (during semester, the paper is due one week after the presentation), a 1-hour review test in class equivalent to 500 words 20% (due in week 6) and a 2-hour examination 60% (during the examination period).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Students who have completed Chinese 5A , Chinese 5B , 110043 and 110044 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Available at 2nd year for students beginning Chinese at Chinese 4A level; 3rd year for students beginning at Chinese 1A or 2E levels.|
Diploma in Modern Languages (Chinese) |
Chinese Language Major
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