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Classical Chinese B HMC315


Actual Dates: Intensive mode -  November 14 until November 28, 2016


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 College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Ms Vienna Li

Teaching staff

Ms V Li

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


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


Teaching Pattern

6 x 4 hrs (Lectures and Tutorials)  + 2-hr Final Exam

Assessment: Assignment x 3 (30%, 500 words in Chinese/English)

Group presentation (30%, Chinese/English)

2-hr final in-class exam (40%, Chinese/English)


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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