2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
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CHIN 315 - Introduction to Classical Chinese


Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Winter, when departmental resources permit

Prerequisite: CHIN 311 or corequisite of CHIN 312. This course is an introduction to the basic grammar and syntax of classical Chinese, the standard written language in China for over two millennia until the early 20th century (and for many centuries the first written language in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, as well). Literary, historical, philosophical, or political texts from the premodern Chinese era are selected for oral discussion and for written exercise. The aim of the course is to help students gain reading knowledge of and be able to appreciate the treasure house of the ancient Chinese culture. Fu.





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