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Module Code: CLT201
Module Title: Classical Chinese 2
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Modern Languages
Pre-requisites: CLT111
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 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.
The teaching content consists of 3 parts: literary selections; classical Chinese knowledge and general cultural knowledge.

The choice of specific texts may vary, but should include coverage of Chinese classical literature and important Pre-Qin Dynasty readings.

Topics covered in seminars might include:

• Mencius

• Xúnzǐ

• Lǎozǐ

• Zhuāngzǐ

• Mòzǐ & Hánfēizǐ

• Zuǒ Zhuàn

• Zhànguó Cè

• Shǐjì

• Huángdì Nèijīng

• The Art of War

Classical Chinese grammar/knowledge will typically include:

• Common Particles(Auxiliary Words) in Classical Chinese

• Common Pronouns in Classical Chinese

• Common Preposition in Classical Chinese

• Common Conjunctions in Classical Chinese

• Cross-Nature Usages of Solid Words

• Determinative Sentences in Classical Chinese

• Passive Sentences in Classical Chinese

• Negative Sentences and Interrogative Sentences in Classical Chinese

• Special Sentence Patterns in Classical Chinese

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   26  26      98  150 


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

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/1/2020 11:02:36 PM