CHIN 160 - Introduction to Classical Chinese
This course is an introduction to Classical Chinese (the Chinese equivalent of Latin) for students with no previous training or background in Chinese. Classical Chinese is the literary language in which almost all of Chinese literature was written prior to the twentieth century. This course introduces students to the rudiments of reading Classical Chinese, with an emphasis on early Chinese philosophical texts. No previous background in Chinese language, history, or culture is required. Among the texts to be studied are passages from the sayings of Confucius and Taoist works.
Open to all students.
Does not satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Not offered in 2019/20.
Course Format: CLS
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