Courses & Units

Classical Chinese A HMC314

Hobart, Launceston


This elective unit complements (but is not a prerequisite for) HMC315 Classical Chinese B


This unit has a twofold focus: literature and culture. The literature part focuses on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings from original classical Chinese texts, ranging from Shi Jing (Book of Songs) to Tang/Song Poetry, and also including material regarding the three streams of Chinese classical thought: Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism. The culture elements encourage students to develop the skills necessary to analyze how the history, politics and economy of imperial China have influenced the country in the modern era and had an effect on contemporary practices and events.By translating traditional Chinese texts to modern Chinese or English, students will build the knowledge foundation necessary to investigate the differences between Chinese and western worldviews.


Unit name Classical Chinese A
Unit code HMC314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies

Ms Vienna Li

Teaching staff

Ms Vienna Li

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 091515

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25 credit points of HMC prefix units at 300/advanced level for non-background speakers of Chinese.


Teaching Pattern

1 hr lecture weekly, 1.5 hrs tutorials weekly (13 wks)


Group presentation (20%, Chinese/English); Mid-term exam (20% Chinese/English); Assignment (20%, 500 words in Chinese/English); 2-hr exam(40%, Chinese/English)‚Äč

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