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.
Basic grammar of standard Classical Chinese, nature of the Classical Chinese language (grammar, lexicon, phonology, orthography), scope of pre-imperial classical literature.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
student preparation of texts before coming to class; translation and discussion in class, focusing on grammar and vocabulary.
Class assignments and grading
translation from Classical Chinese into English, weekly sets of sentences.
quizzes - 30%, one midterm - 25%, one final - 25%, class preparation and diligence (incl homework) - 20%.