This is an elective unit that complements (but is not a prerequisite for) HMC315 Classical Chinese B
This unit has twofold focuses: language and philosophy. The language part focuses on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese texts, from Shi Jing [Book of Odes] to Tang/Song poetry. The philosophy part highlights three streams of Chinese classical thoughts: Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism, with a brief discussion on Buddhism.
Students will be introduced to a range of texts from classical Chinese literature. They will also be introduced to modern and contemporary uses of classical Chinese terms, idioms and literary forms. There will be a focus on understanding and translating classical Chinese texts into modern Chinese and English.
Finishing this unit will enable the students to move on to HMC315 in the second semester.
|Unit name||Classical Chinese A|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Asian Languages & Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||091515|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 credit points of HMC prefix units at 300/advanced level for non-background speakers of Chinese.
Sem 1; 1 hr lecture, 1.5 hrs tutorials weekly (13 wks)
Group presentation (10%, Chinese/English); mid-term exam (10%, Chinese/English); research essay (3,000 words in Chinese or 1,500 words in English, 40%); 2-hr exam (40%, Chinese/English)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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