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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
ASIAN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
CHINESE

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CHIN 101 First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 134. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
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CHIN 102 First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 134. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 101. Offered: W.
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CHIN 103 First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 134. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 102. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 111 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5)
Intended for students who have some formal or home training in listening to and speaking Mandarin. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
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CHIN 112 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5)
Intended for students who have some formal or home training in listening to and speaking Mandarin. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 111. Offered: W.
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CHIN 113 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Intended for students who have some formal or home training in listening to and speaking Mandarin. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 112. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 134 First-Year Intensive Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (15)
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 101, CHIN 102, or CHIN 103. Offered: S.
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CHIN 138 First-Year Intensive Chinese for Heritage Learners (15)
Intended for students who have some formal or home training in listening to and speaking Chinese. Focuses on reading, comprehension, and writing characters in context. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 111, CHIN 112, or CHIN 113. Offered: S.
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CHIN 145 Foreign Study: First-Year Chinese (1-15, max. 20)
Modern 100-level Chinese language studied abroad. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 201 Second-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion stressed. Aural and oral practice and structural drills continued. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either CHIN 103 or CHIN 134. Offered: A.
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CHIN 202 Second-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion stressed. Oral practice and structural drills continued. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 201. Offered: W.
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CHIN 203 Second-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion stressed. Oral practice and structural drills continued. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 202. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 211 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Stresses advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion. Emphasizes writing. Continues aural and oral practice. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either CHIN 113 or CHIN 138. Offered: A.
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CHIN 212 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Stresses advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 211. Offered: W.
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CHIN 213 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Stresses advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion. Emphasizes reading and writing. Continues aural and oral practice. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 234. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 212. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 234 Second-Year Intensive Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (15) VLPA
Continuation of first-year non-heritage Chinese. Stresses advanced grammar and vocabulary expansion. Continues aural and oral practice and structural drills. Cannot be taken for credit in combination with CHIN 201, CHIN 202, or CHIN 203. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either CHIN 103 or CHIN 134. Offered: S.
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CHIN 245 Foreign Study: Second-Year Chinese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
Modern 200-level Chinese language studied abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 301 Third-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Focuses on oral and aural proficiency. Covers general topics, reading ability of simple unedited text, as well as writing skill in short essay form. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 203. Offered: A.
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CHIN 302 Third-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Focuses on oral and aural proficiency. Covers general topics, reading ability of simple unedited text, as well as writing skill in short essay form. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 301. Offered: W.
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CHIN 303 Third-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners (5) VLPA
Focuses on oral and aural proficiency. Covers general topics, reading ability of simple unedited text, as well as writing skill in short essay form. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 302. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 342 The Chinese Language (5) VLPA Handel
Nature and structure of the Chinese language, covering structural characteristics, genetic and typological affiliation, standard Mandarin and Chinese dialects, Chinese writing system, history of the Chinese language, and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: either CHIN 103, CHIN 113, CHIN 134, or CHIN 138; recommended: either CHIN 201, CHIN 211, or CHIN 234.
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CHIN 345 Foreign Study: Third-Year Chinese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
Modern 300-level Chinese language studied abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 373 Chinese Poetry (5) VLPA
Introduction to Chinese poetry. A study of its origins, forms, major themes, and relevant conventions. All readings in English. No knowledge of Chinese required.
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CHIN 374 Chinese Prose (5) VLPA Knechtges
Survey of great works of Chinese prose, including philosophical writings, historical works, short narratives, essays, and rhyme-prose. All readings in English. No knowledge of Chinese required.
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CHIN 380 Pre-Modern Chinese Narrative (5) VLPA
Premodern Chinese fiction in English translation. Historical and cultural contexts of narrative traditions. Emphasis on the Ming and Qing periods; works and topics vary from year to year.
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CHIN 381 Literature in Modern China (5) VLPA
Twentieth-century Chinese literature in English translation. Introduces the historical and cultural context of modern Chinese writing, as well as various critical approaches to its study.
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CHIN 385 Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century China (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to Chinese popular culture from the turn-of-the-century to the present. Topics include cinema, popular music, and popular fiction; emphasis varies from year to year.
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CHIN 395 Foreign Study: Intermediate Chinese Literature or Linguistics (1-15, max. 15) VLPA
Intermediate Chinese literature or linguistics studied abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 411 Fourth-Year Chinese (5) VLPA Yue-Hashimoto
Reading of unedited texts including newspaper articles, literary selections, and academic essays. Oral discussion, listening comprehension, and composition. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either CHIN 213 or CHIN 303. Offered: A.
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CHIN 412 Fourth-Year Chinese (5) VLPA Yue-Hashimoto
Reading of unedited texts including newspaper articles, literary selections, and academic essays. Oral discussion, listening comprehension, and composition. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 411. Offered: W.
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CHIN 413 Fourth-Year Chinese (5) VLPA Yue-Hashimoto
Reading of unedited texts including newspaper articles, literary selections, and academic essays. Oral discussion, listening comprehension, and composition. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 412. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 442 The Chinese Language (5) VLPA
Covers the same topics as CHIN 342 (students attend CHIN 342 lectures), with additional readings and assignments. Provides necessary background for 500-level courses in Chinese linguistics and textual study. Intended for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. Required: Reading ability in Chinese.
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CHIN 443 Structure of Chinese (5) VLPA Yue-Hashimoto
Outline of the major grammatical structures of Chinese. Focus on learning and teaching problems. Prerequisite: CHIN 413.
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CHIN 445 Foreign Study: Fourth-Year Chinese (1-15, max. 20) VLPA
Modern 400-level Chinese language studied abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 451 First-Year Classical Chinese (5) VLPA Boltz
Exercises and selected readings in pre-Han texts. Focus on grammar, systematic sentence analysis, and distinctive functions of grammatical particles. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either CHIN 203 or CHIN 213. Offered: A.
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CHIN 452 First-Year Classical Chinese (5) VLPA Boltz
Exercises and selected readings in pre-Han texts. Focus on grammar, systematic sentence analysis, and distinctive functions of grammatical particles. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 451. Offered: W.
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CHIN 453 First-Year Classical Chinese (5) VLPA Boltz
Exercises and selected readings in pre-Han texts. Focus on grammar, systematic sentence analysis, and distinctive functions of grammatical particles. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CHIN 452. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 461 History of Chinese Literature (5) VLPA Knechtges
Chinese literature from earliest times to the end of the Six Dynasties. Offered: A.
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CHIN 462 History of Chinese Literature (5) VLPA Knechtges
Chinese literature from the Tang to the end of the Song. Prerequisite: CHIN 461. Offered: W.
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CHIN 463 History of Chinese Literature (5) VLPA Knechtges
Chinese literature from the Yuan to recent times. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 470 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (5) VLPA
Reading and translation of scholarly articles and selections in the humanities and social sciences. Prerequisite: either CHIN 213 or CHIN 303.
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CHIN 482 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (5) VLPA
Modern texts in the original, mainly works published since the beginning of the twentieth century. Focus on literature, primarily short story and essay.
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CHIN 495 Foreign Study: Advanced Chinese Literature or Linguistics (1-5, max. 15) VLPA
Advanced Chinese literature or linguistics studied abroad in approved programs. Evaluation by department/faculty required.
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CHIN 496 Special Studies in Chinese (5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary.
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CHIN 499 Undergraduate Research (3-5, max. 15)
For Chinese language and literature majors. Offered: AWSpS.
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CHIN 531 Studies in Chinese Phonology (5) Handel
Sources and methods in the study of Chinese phonology; modern standard Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 442 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 532 Studies in Chinese Phonology (5) Handel
Sources and methods in the study of Chinese phonology; medieval period. Prerequisite: CHIN 442 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 533 Studies in Chinese Phonology (5) Handel
Sources and methods in the study of Chinese phonology; advanced topics in Chinese historical phonology. Prerequisite: CHIN 442 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 540 Seminar on Chinese Linguistics (5, max. 15) Handel, Yue-Hashimoto
Advanced topics in Chinese linguistics. Subject emphasis varies from year to year.
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CHIN 541 Seminar in Chinese Grammar (3, max. 9) Boltz, Yue-Hashimoto
Problems of theory and analysis of Chinese grammar, both synchronic and diachronic, modern and classical. Prerequisite: CHIN 443.
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CHIN 542 Chinese Historical Phonology (5) Handel
Introduction to Chinese historical phonology; emphasis on the Middle Chinese period. Prerequisite: CHIN 442 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 544 Chinese Dialectology (5, max. 15) Yue-Hashimoto
Methodology and theory of studying Chinese dialects. Among areas covered are fieldwork methods, dialect classification, and dialectal grammar. Prerequisite: CHIN 542, ASIAN 401, and permission of instructor.
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CHIN 551 Second-Year Classical Chinese (5) Knechtges
Problems of grammar, rhetoric, and textual criticism. Early literary texts. Prerequisite: either CHIN 453 or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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CHIN 552 Second-Year Classical Chinese (5) Knechtges
Problems of grammar, rhetoric, and textual criticism. Later literary texts. Prerequisite: either CHIN 453 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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CHIN 553 Second-Year Classical Chinese (5) Boltz
Continuation of CHIN 551, CHIN 552. Intermediate level readings in Han and pre-Han historical and philosophical texts. Prerequisite: CHIN 551 and CHIN 552. Offered: Sp.
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CHIN 554 Readings in Chinese Prose (5) Knechtges
Selected readings in the fu of the Han, Wei, Chin, and North-South Dynasties period.
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CHIN 555 Readings in Chinese Prose (5) Knechtges
Selected readings in parallel prose (pianti wen).
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CHIN 556 Readings in Chinese Prose (5) Knechtges
Selected readings in guwen prose of the Tang and Sung periods.
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CHIN 557 Introduction to Chinese Philology and Textual Criticism (5) Boltz
Principles and methods of textual criticism and philological analysis of ancient Chinese texts. Study of both manuscripts and transmitted texts. Emphasis on Han and pre-Han documents; specific texts vary. Prerequisite: two years of classical Chinese and ASIAN 401.
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CHIN 558 Seminar in Chinese Lexicology and Grammatonymy (3) Boltz
Study of the Chinese script, lexicographical history, and lexicological and etymological analysis. Prerequisite: two years of classical Chinese, ASIAN 401.
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CHIN 559 Methods and Materials (5) Knechtges
Introduction to the basic reference works and methods of research in Chinese language and literature. Includes a history of Sinology, survey of basic bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, catalogs, journals, literary collections, concordances, and other sources. Prerequisite: CHIN 551, CHIN 552.
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CHIN 560 Proseminar in Chinese (3-5, max. 15) Boltz, Knechtges
Methods and materials in the study of Chinese texts. Problems in textual analysis and Chinese literary history. Prerequisite: CHIN 553 and one of CHIN 554, CHIN 555, and CHIN 556.
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CHIN 561 Studies in Chinese Literature (5) Knechtges
Literature before Qing. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 562 Studies in Chinese Literature (5) Knechtges
Poetry of the Tang and Sung periods. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 563 Studies in Chinese Literature (5) Knechtges
Literary theory and criticism. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 573 Seminar in Chinese Poetry (5, max. 15)
Directed study of selected works of poetry. Subject emphasis varies each year. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 574 Seminar in Six Dynasties Literature (5, max. 15) Knechtges
Directed study of selected works of Six Dynasties. Subject emphasis varies each year. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 575 Studies in Chinese Drama (5, max. 15)
Readings and discussion of Chinese drama. Subject emphasis varies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 577 Advanced Readings in Chinese Opera (4)
Introduction to the dialogue and verses frequently used in Chinese opera. Comparisons between language spoken daily and languages used in Chinese opera. Prerequisite: CHIN 553 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 578 Advanced Readings in Classical Chinese (4)
Study of texts from all periods. Prerequisite: CHIN 553 or permission of instructor.
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CHIN 580 Readings in Vernacular Chinese Fiction (5, max. 15)
Directed study of selected works of premodern vernacular Chinese narrative, with an emphasis on Ming and Qing fiction. Introduction to various critical approaches to the study of Chinese narrative.
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CHIN 582 Topics in Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies (5, max. 15)
Directed study of aspects of twentieth-century Chinese literary and popular cultures. Provides both historical coverage and a grounding in various theoretical and methodological problems. Topics include print culture, cinema, popular music, as well as aspects of material culture; emphasis varies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 583 Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature (5)
Directed study of selected works of modern Chinese literature. Primary focus on the novel, short story, and essay.
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CHIN 590 Readings in the Thirteen Classics (5) Boltz
Selected readings from the Thirteen Classics, and from their associated exegetic and hermeneutic traditions. Readings and emphases vary from year to year. Prerequisite: two years of Classical Chinese.
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CHIN 591 Studies in the History of Chinese Thought (5) Knechtges
Directed readings in selected traditional philosophical texts. Han through Tang. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 592 Studies in the History of Chinese Thought (5) Knechtges
Directed readings in selected traditional philosophical texts. Sung and Yuan. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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CHIN 593 Studies in the History of Chinese Thought (5) Knechtges
Directed readings in selected traditional philosophical texts. Ming and Qing. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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