East Asian Languages and Cultures | Literary Chinese I
C506 | 1729 | Bokenkamp
P: grade of C or better in C202 or equivalent proficiency, or
permission of the instructor.
The objective of this course is to develop the student's facility in
reading and translating literary Chinese (wenyan). Readings will be
taken from literary texts of various periods up to and including the
modern period. Students will learn the basic syntactic structures
of the language and the functions of common particles.
The course will stress vocabulary retention, knowledge of grammar,
and accurate translation from wenyan into English. Grading will be
based on class attendance and performance, the timely completion of
assignments, interim quizzes, and a final examination.