Aims and Fit of Module
The Module aims to enable students and readers get familiar with ancient Chinese language step by step by learning and reading classical Chinese, learn some necessary knowledge and skills favorable for reading ancient Chinese, and understand the development of Chinese language, literature and philosophy in the past two thousand years from the historical perspective and their influence on contemporary society.
A. Read and be able to analyze Classical Chinese literature from the Pre-Qin Dynasty period
B. Master intermediate Classical Chinese grammar from the Pre-Qin Dynasty period
C. Understand the cultural background behind the Pre-Qin Dynasty period
Method of teaching and learning
The method of teaching and learning of this module is to develop students’ interest on classical Chinese on the basis of understanding these literatures, to encourage students think independently and explore by themselves afterwards. The students are also encouraged to study and apply creatively and avoid learning by rote; guide them to grasp basic knowledge of ancient Chinese and can understand and appreciate the contents and culture behind the classics.