Courses & Units

Classical Chinese B HMC315

Hobart, Launceston


This unit has twofold focuses: literature and culture. The literature part is focused on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese proses and novels, from Yuan Qu (Popular Verse of Yuan Dynasty) to the four classical novels - Romance of the Three Kingdoms(or "Three Kingdoms"), Water Margin(also known as Outlaws of the Marsh), Journey to the West, and Dream of the Red Chamber(also known as The Story of the Stone). "Culture" - referring to history, cultural values and social tensions - is taught and discussed through reading and appreciating these classical texts in Chinese literature.


Unit name Classical Chinese B
Unit code HMC315
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff

Ms V Li

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
Spring school 15/10/2016 1/11/2016 21/11/2016 28/12/2016

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 091515

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


Teaching Pattern

Sem 2: 1 hr lecture, 1.5 hrs tutorials weekly (13 wks)
Sem 5: 10 x 3-hour seminars/workshops


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)

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