Courses & Units

Classical Chinese B HMC315

Hobart, Launceston


Actual Dates: Intensive mode -  December 7 - 21, 2015  (subject to sufficient numbers)


This unit has twofold focuses: Literature and Culture. The literature part focuses on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese texts, from Shi Ji to Dream of the Red Chamber, and some selected texts regarding traditional Chinese operas are also included in. The culture part highlights the ability of students to analyze how the history, politics and economy of imperial China have influenced the country and affect contemporary practices and events.Students will be introduced to a range of texts from classical Chinese literature and they will be required to translate texts from traditional Chinese to modern Chinese or English. Hopefully all of these would be able to establish a foundation for investigating the differences between Chinese and western worldviews.


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

Ms Vienna Li

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 Summer school (early) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school (early) 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
Summer school (early) 3/11/2015 1/1/2016 30/1/2016 14/2/2016

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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

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


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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