Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CLT302
Module Title: Classical Chinese 3
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Modern Languages Center
Pre-requisites: CLT111ORCLT102
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 Comprehend Poetic Works, Prose from Tang and Song Dynasties

B Read and Comprehend the Prose from Ming and Qing Dynasties

C Master basic grammar of classical Chinese

D Comprehend the development of Chinese Characters

E Understand the cultural background behind classical Chinese

Method of teaching and learning 
The method of teaching and learning this module is develop students’ interest on classical Chinese on the basis of understanding these literature, encourage students think independently and can explore by themselves afterwards, encourage students study and apply creatively and avoid learning by rote, help them grasp basic knowledge of ancient Chinese and could understand and appreciate the contents and culture behind the classics.
Lesson 1 Poetic Works from the Han Dynasty to the 6th Century

Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about the Development of Chinese Poetry

General Cultural Knowledge---The Yuefu Style Poetry in Han Dynasty & The Merging of Ethnic Groups during 4th and 5th Centuries

Lesson 2 Poetic Works from the Tang Dynasty

Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about Forms of the Modern Style Tang Poetry

General Cultural Knowledge---Imperial Examinations and the Florescence of Tang Poetry

Lesson 3 Poetic Works from the Song&Yuan Dynasties

Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about The Two Guiding Books for Rhymes, Tones(Shēnglǜ Qǐméng) and Antithesis(Lìwēng Duìyùn)

General Cultural Knowledge---The Ancient Speech Sounds and The Rhyming Dictionaries

Lesson 4 Prose Works from the Tang & Song Dynasties

Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about Causative and Putative Sentences

General Cultural Knowledge---Jùdòu, The Pauses in Classical Chinese; fǎnqiē, The Ancient Method of Showing the Pronunciation of Chinese Characters

Lesson 5 Prose Works from the Tang & Song Dynasties

Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about Usages of Function Word “wéi” and “yǐ”

General Cultural Knowledge---Ancient Dictionaries

Lesson 6 Prose Works from the Ming & Qing Dynasties
Classical Chinese Grammar/knowledge about Quantities and Measurements in Classical Chinese
General Cultural Knowledge---The School Systems of Ancient China

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 Course Work 15.00
2 Translation 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 7:01:56 PM