CHIN 413 Spring 2015 Intermediate Classical Chinese: Ideas of Authority in Classical Chinese Literature

This course builds on the foundation established in Introduction to Classical Chinese (CHIN 412) by examining longer and more complicated texts from the Warring States (403-221 BCE) and Han (206 BCE-220 CE) periods. While our focus will be on careful linguistic analysis and translation, we will also discuss these texts in terms of their philosophical ideas, rhetorical methods, and cultural and historical contexts. The works we will read include some of the foundational texts of Chinese philosophical and political thought, including the Confucian Analects, the Mencius, and the Zhuangzi. While this course is a continuation of Chinese 412, students with prior work in Classical Chinese (though study abroad, attending high school in a Chinese speaking region, etc.) are welcome as well.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on classroom performance, homework, quizzes, tests, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: CHIN 412 or prior coursework in Classical Chinese
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3332
CHIN 413 - 01 (S) SEM Intermediate Classical Chinese Division 1: Languages and the Arts Christopher M. B. Nugent
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hollander 140 3332
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