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Module Code: CLT111
Module Title: Classical Chinese 1
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Languages
Pre-requisites: N/A
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.
Learning outcomes 
A Read and understand the Chinese classical literature of Pre-qin Dynasty

B Master basic grammar of classical Chinese

C Understand the cultural background behind classical Chinese

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.

Lecture 1 A Brief introduction of Classical Chinese

Lecture 2 Archaic Chinese Phonology before Qin Dynasty(18 B.C.-3A.D.)

Lecture 3 Archaic Chinese Vocabulary before Qin Dynasty(18 B.C.-3A.D.)

Lecture 4 Archaic Chinese Grammar before Qin Dynasty (18 B.C.-3A.D.)

Lecture 5 Middle Ancient Chinese Phonology (4 A.D.-12A.D.)

Lecture 6 Middle Ancient Chinese Vocabulary (4 A.D.-12A.D.)

Lecture 7 Middle Ancient Chinese Grammar (4 A.D.-12A.D.)

Lecture 8 Early Modern Chinese Phonology (12 A.D.-18A.D.)

Lecture 9 Early Modern Chinese Vocabulary (12 A.D.-18A.D.)

Lecture 10 Early Modern Chinese Grammar (12 A.D.-18A.D.)

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   39  26      85   


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 15.00
2 Translation 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

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